Top New York Democrat Calls On Cuomo To Resign

The New York Times reports:

In a potentially crippling defection in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s efforts to maintain power amid a sexual harassment scandal, the leader of the New York State Senate declared on Sunday that the governor should resign “for the good of the state.”

The leader of the Senate, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat from Westchester County, said that New York was facing multiple challenges — including the ongoing pandemic — and had been buffeted by allegations about Mr. Cuomo’s behavior, his administration’s “toxic work environment,” and handling of the state’s nursing homes.

“Every day, there is another account that is drawing away from the business of government,” she said in a statement, adding, “We need to govern without daily distraction. Governor Cuomo must resign.”

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