New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio repeated his name for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign Thursday amid sexual harassment allegations and controversies surrounding his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying he “cannot proceed to guide.”
“He ought to resign,” de Blasio mentioned throughout an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I have been saying this for months.”
“He cannot proceed to guide — the nursing dwelling scandal, sexual harassment and assault scandal, utilizing his employees to put in writing his ebook. I imply, it simply, it would not finish,” de Blasio continued. “He simply has to go.”
Cuomo has fallen underneath intense scrutiny as 10 ladies have mounted allegations of sexual harassment in opposition to him, resulting in an impartial investigation by the state legal professional common, Letitia James, and an impeachment investigation within the State Meeting.
Cuomo has vehemently denied the allegations and has supplied public help for the investigations.
Cuomo has additionally been politically wounded by the nursing dwelling disaster, dealing with criticism after revelations that his administration hid the total extent of nursing home-related deaths throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
However Cuomo has insisted he can nonetheless do his job in main the state, even amid the scandals.
Final month, amid calls from Democrats and Republicans alike to resign, Cuomo was requested whether or not he may carry out his gubernatorial duties.
“They do not even perceive the character of the job – the character of being governor, all the time, is a number of conditions to take care of,” he mentioned.
Cuomo has served as governor of New York since 2011. He can be simply the second governor to be impeached in state historical past if the State Meeting opts to maneuver ahead with impeachment proceedings.