New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he plans to stay in office, despite calls from House Democrats to resign; blames cancel culture.
On a teleconference call on Friday, Cuomo denied multiple women’s accusations of sexual misconduct.
“I will not resign,” Cuomo said on the call. “Women have the right to come forward and be heard, and I encourage that,” Cuomo said. “But I also want to be clear: There is still a question of the truth. I did not do what has been alleged.”
Prominent New York democrats, such as Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Yvette Clarke, Adriano Espaillat and Jamaal Bowman, called for Cuomo to step down.
House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler also asked for Cuomo to resign, saying that the governor has “lost the confidence of the people of New York.”
Cuomo lashed out at the dozen Congressional Democrats calling for his ouster, saying that the move is “reckless” and they’re taking part in “cancel culture.”
The governor said that the state’s attorney general’s investigation into his alleged behavior should be complete before people cast judgment, according to ABC News.
“I have been in the public eye my entire life. My entire life, I have been under public scrutiny — since I was 23 years old and ran my father’s campaign. New Yorkers know me. Wait for the facts,” he said. “An opinion without facts is irresponsible.”
Six women have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment in recent weeks. He alludes that his accusers may have other reasons why they made the allegations against him.