After weeks of silence on the growing allegations against NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, President Joe Biden finally relented and stated this week that Cuomo should indeed resign if the current investigation proves allegations of sexual harassment.
“A woman should be presumed telling the truth and should not be scapegoated and victimized by her coming forward,” Biden told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News. “But there should be an investigation to determine what she says is true. That’s what’s going on now.”
Biden added, “it may very well be that there could be a criminal prosecution attached to it.”
The president’s comments offer his strongest response to date regarding Cuomo’s growing sexual harassment allegations. Seven women have reported incidents in recent weeks.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James is currently leading an investigation into allegations against the New York governor.
Cuomo has faced growing calls for his resignation. A group of New York Democrat Congressional leaders publicly called for his resignation last week.
New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand added their support for the governor’s resignation the same week.
Cuomo has repeatedly refused to resign. He has recently blamed “cancel culture” as the source of those seeking his removal from office.
But sexual harassment allegations are not “cancel culture.” If proven, the governor should not be leading his state but should answer for his illicit activities.