President Joe Biden said that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign if the investigation into his alleged sexual misconduct turns out to be true.
Biden made the remarks in his interview Tuesday with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos but didn’t call for Cuomo to resign immediately.
“I know you said you want the investigation to continue. If the investigation confirms the claims of the women, should he resign?” Stephanopoulos asked the president
“Yes,” Biden said. “I think he’ll probably end up being prosecuted, too.”
Cuomo is facing calls from Democratic leadership to step down from office following accusations that he sexually harassed multiple women.
Some of the women have accused the NY governor of kissing them against their will, groping and inappropriate comments about being lonely during the pandemic and about being in monogamous relationships, according to ABC News.
Cuomo has denied the allegations but did apologize in February, acknowledging that things he said were “misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. Adding “to the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.”
High-profile Dems such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have all called for Cuomo to resign.
New York Attorney General Letitia James launched an investigation into the sexual harassment claims.
“There should be an investigation to determine whether what she says is true,” Biden said. “That’s what’s going on now.”