U.S. Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand call on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks at joint press conference with Senator Chuck Schumer in the lobby of 875 3rd Avenue of Manhattan.

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Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, who represent New York in the U.S. Senate, have called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign as he faces multiple harassment allegations and a scandal stemming from his handling of the Covid-19 crisis.

Schumer and Gillibrand are the most prominent officials yet to call for Cuomo’s resignation.

Read their full statement here:

“Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct. Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York. Governor Cuomo should resign.”

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