Cuomo Says He Won’t Bow to ‘Cancel Culture’ and Rejects Calls to Resign

Representative Hakeem Jeffries, the New York Democrat who chairs the House Democratic Caucus, has also not asked Mr. Cuomo to step aside.

Still, the exodus of so many New York Democrats is a worrying sign of Mr Cuomo, who effectively controls the party and was perhaps the most famous politician in the state, especially since the pandemic began when he was hailed as a hero in some neighborhoods, and as his name was whispered as a possible presidential candidate.

The coordination of the resignation calls also marked the governor’s sudden deterioration in reputation and raised new questions about his ability to survive the twin scandals. In fact, Mr Nadler and many of the members who asked Mr Cuomo to resign had previously said they were supportive of the investigation, not the resignation.

But they said Friday that their positions shifted as more women accused Mr. Cuomo of inappropriate behavior.

“More recently, the deeply disturbing allegations of at least six women, including several former employees, have provided detailed descriptions of sexual misconduct that raise additional concerns about the governor’s suitability for a public trust position,” said recently-elected progressive Mondaire Jones Hudson Valley said in a statement. “For the good of our state and all who call it home, I call on Governor Cuomo to resign.”

I also call on Mr Cuomo to resign Representatives were Jamaal Bowman, Yvette Clarke, Antonio Delgado, Adriano Espaillat, Brian Higgins, Carolyn Maloney, Sean Patrick Maloney, Grace Meng, Paul Tonko and Nydia M. Velázquez.

Including Ms. Rice, 14 of the state’s 19 House Democrats have called for Mr. Cuomo to step down. Most of New York’s eight Republican officials had already said the governor should resign.

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