As the work day comes to an end on the East Coast, we here at Love Nisa wanted to update you on the events that have transpired in relation to the allegations of sexual harassment held against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. This morning, we reported that New York Attorney General Letitia James presented the results of her five month investigation into claims of sexual harassment from 11 women against Gov. Cuomo and found him guilty. In March, just after the allegations were first made, Gov. Cuomo said that he had no plans to resign, despite calls for him to. Gov. Cuomo continued to deny the allegations in his televised statement this morning, and still has no plans to resign. Since this morning, many New York and national elected officials from both sides of the aisle have called for Gov. Cuomo to resign. The list includes:
President Joe Biden,
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY),
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY),
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA),
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio,
Brooklyn Borough President and likely next mayor of NYC Eric Adams,
All 27 members of the US House of Representatives that represent New York State with Republican Elise Stefanik calling for his arrest,
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson,
And a number of New York State Senators and Assembly members.
According to CBS New York, State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is prepared to go through the process of impeachment if Governor Cuomo does not resign. The impeachment process in the New York State Legislature would look quite similar to federal impeachments, beginning with a vote in the State Assembly, and moving onto a trial in the State Senate.
Written by Marianna Pecora