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Wolf calls for New York Gov. Cuomo to step down over sexual harassment

By: - August 4, 2021 10:02 am

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 24: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to the media at the Javits Convention Center which is being turned into a hospital to help fight coronavirus cases on March 24, 2020 in New York City. New York City has about a third of the nation’s confirmed coronavirus cases, making it the center of the outbreak in the United States. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf with three other northeast Democratic governors have called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign.

An independent investigation released Tuesday found Cuomo had sexually harassed female staffers, including a former state trooper assigned to his security detail.

Wolf was joined in the call by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, and Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee.

“We are appalled at the findings of the independent investigation by the New York Attorney General,” the statement said.

All four states had joined an ill-defined coalition, spearheaded by Cuomo last year, to coordinate reopening from COVID-19.

The six governors, which also included Delaware Gov. John Carney, had an introductory press call, but otherwise made few joint announcements.

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President Joe Biden also called for Cuomo to resign following the investigation, a call Cuomo has resisted.

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Stephen Caruso
Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is the Capital-Star's House reporter. He previously covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter. You can reach him at 845-891-4306.

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