COOPER: New York governor should resign
RALEIGH, N.C. (WRAL) - Gov. Roy Cooper joined a number of other Democratic governors Wednesday in calling for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign following Tuesday’s release of a New York Attorney General’s report corroborating multiple sexual harassment claims against Cuomo.
“The Attorney General’s report in New York is troubling,” Cooper said in a written statement to WRAL. “I cannot speak for any other governors, but I believe Governor Cuomo should step aside.”
The statement came in response to a Tuesday request from WRAL News for Cooper’s position. When news of the allegations against Cuomo broke months ago, Cooper said a full investigation was needed.
Cooper is vice chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, a group that helps elect Democratic governors across the country. Cuomo is a Democrat as well.
In addition to the sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo, his administration is accused of deliberately undercounting nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic.
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