Local Politicians Speak Up After AG Report On Cuomo’s Sexual Assault Allegations
The office of Attorney General Tish James released their report today on the sexual assault allegations by Governor Andrew Cuomo and it doesn't look good for him.
People have been waiting anxiously for the results of an investigation that has been ongoing by the State Attorney General's office into allegations that Governor Andrew Cuomo had sexually assaulted multiple people on multiple occasions.
Today that report was released.
In it, the Attorney General announced that Cuomo created a “hostile work environment” “rife with fear and intimidation.” and that he had indeed sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law.
You can read the entire report by clicking here.
Local politicians are speaking up following the release of the report including Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. He is saying that following the report, Cuomo should resign.
He wasn't alone in that sentiment. Representative Brian Higgins originally said he needed some time to see the report himself. But has since then tweeted out that he still feels like the Governor needs to resign.
According to WIVB's Dave Greber, Senator Chuch Schumer and Sentator Gillibrand have also called for him to step down.
Representative Jerry Nadler has also called for the resignation of Cuomo.
Governor Cuomo scheduled a press conference to respond to the report and denied any wrong doing. He said, "I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances," "I am 63 years old. I’ve lived my entire adult life in public view. That is just not who I am."
He also blamed generational and cultural perspectives for some of the questionable things that were caught on photo.
We can be sure that this will be an ongoing story. If the governor does not step down, most would expect them to move to impeach him.
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