After shocking new evidence emerged detailing New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, President Joe Biden demanded he resigned earlier today on Tuesday.
The report from the New York attorney general detailed shocking allegations from 11 different women about his inappropriate behavior.
Biden stood by his former statement when he told reporters during a press conference that Cuomo should step down if the accusers of his “alleged” sexual misconduct were found credible.
Watch his press conference below:
“I think he should resign.”
— President Biden says he stands by his comments back in March that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) should indeed resign. pic.twitter.com/OUwjMazN6w
— The Recount (@therecount) August 3, 2021
“I stand by that statement,” said Biden. When asked again if he thinks Cuomo should resign, he answered simply, “Yes.”
Biden responded when asked if Cuomo should step down, “Let’s take one thing at a time. I think he should resign. I understand that the State Legislature may decide to impeach. I don’t know that for a fact, I’ve not read all that data.”
When pressed to respond to a photo Cuomo used in his self-defense that showed Biden embracing him, the president replied, “Listen, I’m not gonna flyspeck this. I am sure that there were some embraces that were totally innocent, but apparently, the attorney general decided there were things that weren’t.”
Cuomo has remained defiant and maintained his innocence despite the report released by New York Attorney General Leticia James, which he dismissed as biased in a Tuesday statement.
Cuomo’s accusers also alleged that he fostered a workplace environment of intimidation and fear that ultimately silenced them.
“The complainants also described how the culture within the Executive Chamber—rife with fear and intimidation and accompanied by a consistent overlooking of inappropriate flirtations and other sexually suggestive and gender-based comments by the Governor—enabled the above-described instances of harassment to occur and created a hostile work environment overall,” the report said.