One Thing NH Politicians Agree On: Cuomo Should Resign
The entire New Hampshire congressional delegation plus Gov. Chris Sununu called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to step down after an investigation by his state's Attorney General determined he sexually harassed eleven women.
“Senator Shaheen is appalled by the AG’s findings on sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo. She stands with the survivors and applauds them for bravely sharing their stories. She believes Mr. Cuomo should resign,” spokesperson Sam Paisley told Seacoast Current.
"Senator Hassan believes Gov. Cuomo should resign," a spokeswoman for Sen. Maggie Hassan said.
Sununu, Rep. Chris Pappas and Rep. Annie Kuster both told WMUR that the governor who earned high marks for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic needs to give up his office.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said that given what he heard about the report he doesn't know how Cuomo can continue to govern.
"And a report like that one, based on the news reports I’ve seen so far, I believe make it very difficult for him to continue in that job, based on what I believe the level of sort of accountability that comes with this role, or any of these elected roles, is all about," Baker said.
President Joe Biden also called for Cuomo to resign during a White House briefing on Tuesday. A reporter reminded the president that he said in March Cuomo should quit if the allegations against him proved to be true.
"What I said was: If the investigation of the Attorney General concluded that the allegations were correct, that — back in March — that I would recommend he resign. That’s what I’m doing today. I’ve not read the report. I don’t know the detail of it. All I know is the end result," Biden said.
Cuomo denied the allegations again after the report was released.
“I want you to know directly from me that I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances," Cuomo said, adding that his attorney prepared responses to each allegation in a report posted to the governor's website.