President Biden called for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after a state attorney general’s investigation published on August 3 found Cuomo had sexually harassed several women.
The 165-page report found that Cuomo had harassed 11 women, detailing inappropriate behavior over the course of years. “I believe women, and I believe these 11 women,” attorney general Letitia James said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Asked by a reporter at a White House press conference if Cuomo should resign, Biden answered “yes.” Asked if he should be impeached and removed from office, Biden said “let’s take one thing at a time here, I think he should resign.”
“Our investigation revealed that the Governor’s sexually harassing behavior was not limited to members of his own staff, but extended to other State employees, including a State Trooper on his protective detail and members of the public,” reads the report’s executive summary.
“We also conclude that the Executive Chamber’s culture—one filled with fear and intimidation, while at the same time normalizing the Governor’s frequent flirtations and gender-based comments—contributed to the conditions that allowed the sexual harassment to occur and persist.” Credit: White House via Storyful