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Biden says New York governor should resign if harassment claims proven

biden says new york governor should resign if harassment claims proven

OLD WESTBURY, NEW YORK – MARCH 15: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a visit to a COVID-19 vaccination site at State University of New York on March 15, 2021 in Old Westbury, New York. The site is scheduled to open on Friday. Mark Lennihan-Pool/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by POOL / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a powerful member of his Democratic party, should resign if accusations that he sexually harassed women are proven.

“Yes,” Biden told ABC News when asked if Cuomo should step down in those circumstances.

“I think he’ll probably end up being prosecuted, too,” Biden said.

These were Biden’s strongest remarks yet in the Cuomo scandal, although he once again stopped short of joining others — including Democrats — in calling for the governor’s immediate resignation.

Eight women have come forward since last month to denounce what they said were inappropriate words and gestures from Cuomo. One former employee said he slipped his hand under her blouse last year.

Cuomo denies sexual harassment and is refusing the calls to resign.



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