Six New York state lawmakers who establish as democratic socialists are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign within the wake of sexual harassment allegations.
State Sens. Julia Salazar and Jabari Brisport, together with Meeting Members Emily Gallagher, Phara Souffrant Forrest, Zohran Mamdani and Marcela Mitaynes stated Tuesday that their colleagues ought to “demand accountability” from Cuomo, in a joint assertion obtained by Enterprise Insider.
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“The accounts of sexual harassment from the ladies who’ve courageously come ahead verify what many in Albany have recognized for years: that Governor Cuomo makes use of his energy to belittle, bully and harass his workers and colleagues,” stated the assertion, which bore a letterhead with the slogan “Socialists in Workplace.”
“It’s time for the legislature to demand accountability,” the assertion continued. “Impeachment proceedings are the suitable avenue for us to pursue as legislators to carry the Governor accountable for his many abuses of energy and take away him from workplace.”
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The officers famous that the “accounts of predatory habits” observe ongoing rigidity in Albany from Cuomo’s nursing residence scandal. The assertion stated that Cuomo’s administration’s admission of “withholding vital info, together with the 1000’s of COVID-19 deaths in nursing properties, from the general public and from the federal authorities” was sufficient for impeachment earlier than the harassment claims.
Fox Information reached out to Cuomo’s workplace for remark, however they didn’t instantly reply.
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The senators and meeting members stated they “stand in solidarity” with those that have face harassment, abuse or assault and referred to as for Cuomo to face penalties for his alleged actions.
“As socialists and as elected representatives, we should show solidarity on this second and guarantee Governor Cuomo can’t merely stroll away from these accusations,” they stated.