In a statement released Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared flatly that NY State Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign or be impeached due to an investigation concluding that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women.
“It is beyond clear that Andrew Cuomo is not fit to hold office and can no longer serve as Governor,” the statement reads. “He must resign, and if he continues to resist and attack the investigators who did their jobs, he should be impeached immediately.”
Other NY Democrat leaders piled on. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand also called for the Governor to resign Tuesday: “I do believe he should resign,” she told reporters on Capitol Hill.
A defiant Cuomo rejected the findings of the report. “The facts are much different than what has been portrayed. I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” he stated on Tuesday. “That is just not who I am or who I have ever been.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James asserts otherwise, announcing that her investigation “revealed conduct that corrodes the very fabric and character of our state government and shines light on injustice that can be present at the highest level of government.”
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Heavy-Handed Approach to Getting New Yorkers to Take COVID Vaccines
At a July 26, 2021 media briefing, Cuomo announced a new campaign allocating $15 million in taxpayer funds to promote COVID-19 vaccinations among the 3.5 million New Yorkers who had not yet been inoculated against the coronavirus responsible for COVID. “We have to get in those communities, and we have to knock on those doors, and we have to convince people, and put them in a car, and drive them, and get that vaccine in their arm,” he stated. “That is the mission.”
“Three and a half million unvaccinated people,” Cuomo added. “These numbers can be hard to put into context, but 3.5 million is larger than 21 other states’ total population. We have an unvaccinated population larger than the entire population of 21 states, and then when you put this COVID delta variant — which is transmitted much easier than the normal COVID virus — you put that variant with 3.5 million people, that spells ‘spread of COVID.’ That is what is happening. We know that’s what’s happening, we see it in the numbers, and numbers don’t lie.”
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