NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Federal, state and local officials are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign or be removed from office after an attorney general investigation found he sexually harassed several women.
Mayor Bill de Blasio upped the ante Wednesday morning, saying the governor should face criminal charges.
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“I absolutely believe he should resign for the good of New York State and our people. If he doesn’t, the clamor — which is universal at this point, Democrats and Republicans — saying he’s got to go is going to win the day,” the mayor told CBS This Morning. “If he wants to wait for impeachment, he can, but it’s coming soon in our state legislature.”
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Asked whether Cuomo should be charged criminally, de Blasio said “it looks like it.”
“Yeah. If you assault a woman, you do something against her will sexually, that’s criminal,” he said. “The Albany County district attorney is looking at that, and I think he should be charged.”
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The governor said Tuesday he will not step down, insisting he “never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.”
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