President Biden called on Gov. Cuomo to resign Tuesday over allegations that he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women, dealing a major blow to the embattled governor who’s insisting he’s not going anywhere despite a state attorney general probe corroborating the accusations against him.
Biden, who has been close with Cuomo and his family for decades, said at the White House that New York Attorney General Letitia James’ 165-page investigative report left him confident that the governor must get out of office.
“I think he should resign,” Biden said, adding that he understands state legislators in Albany are likely to impeach Cuomo if he doesn’t leave on his own accord.
At the same time, Biden said he had not digested the full extent of James’ report, which concluded that Cuomo violated “state and federal laws” by inappropriately touching or otherwise harassing 11 women, many of whom are former or current staffers.
“I’m sure there are some embraces that are totally innocent, but apparently the attorney general decided there were things that weren’t,” Biden said.
He added, “I have not read the report. I don’t know the detail of it. All I know is the end result.”
Biden’s thumb on the scale is significant not just because he’s the most senior Democrat in the country, but also because he refrained from demanding Cuomo’s resignation after the sexual harassment allegations first surfaced in March.
Cuomo, who has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, did not return a request for comment via a spokesman after Biden’s remarks. The governor has maintained for months that he won’t resign under any circumstance.
Dozens of other prominent Democrats, including all members of New York’s congressional delegation, have also called on Cuomo to step down in light of James’ report being released Tuesday.
If Cuomo doesn’t leave office, impeachment appears a near certainty.
Support for the kick-starting the rare removal process is widespread among both Democrats and Republicans in the state Legislature, and after Biden’s comments Tuesday, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) announced he’s also onboard.
“It is abundantly clear to me that the governor has lost the confidence of the Assembly Democratic majority and that he can no longer remain in office,” said Heastie, a longtime Cuomo ally who ultimately holds final say on whether Cuomo will face impeachment. “Once we receive all relevant documents and evidence from the attorney general, we will move expeditiously to conclude our impeachment investigation.”
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Biden needs to be very careful at whom he throws stones as he may be having to defend his own actions.
“Biden Throws Cuomo Under The Bus: Resign!”,,,,,,not because of what he did, but because he got caught. In the pantheon of approved democrat misdeeds, it’s never what crimes you commit but whether you are dumb enough to get caught. In fact, the greater the social misbehavior, perversion or crime you do and actually get away with, the greater your standing in the Party. Why get your picture taken grabbing and kissing people who can’t stand your breath or anything that comes out of your mouth, let alone you inside their personal safety zones, when you can socially sneak up behind them and sniff their hair all day long for a free media pass? In some street gangs you must rape a woman as the initiation “right of passage” before they let you into the gang. With the Democrats you must first openly declare the sanctity of a woman’s personal body and space, then behind closed doors rack up as many gropes like trophies later to be displayed on the wall of their party meetings. Engaging in closeted homosexual acts without getting outed is the Democrat medal of honor.
Presodent Joe Biden of the Marxist democrat party of America says, ” I think he should Resigh, speaking of Gov. Cuomo. “Gov.Cuomo has proven to an embarassment to the Biden Administration and thus he must go. Gov. Cumo has went against all the major tentents that the Marxist democrat was susposed to have stood for and so Gov. Cumo became, ” Low Hanging Fruit , ” and for the good of the democrat leftist party, The Biden Admin. ” Threw Cumo under the Bus. “
AND whom would Biden have to fear?
HE OWNS the DOIJ
He owns the FBI
He owns the capital police..
Biden should also resign, as he is a predator of women and little girls. Hair sniffing Biden!
THEY SHOULD be criminally CHARGED, and locked the hell up.
NOT allowed to resign, and pull in a cushy pension.
With any luck, this Cuomo fiasco will take him down and it should then bleed over to Biden. Tara Reade comes to mind. I love how these guys look right into the camera and deny any wrongdoing involving these women. How easily they lie and destroy others to protect themselves. It’s pretty nauseating. I can’t stand to look at or hear either one of them.
I’d lov it, if it also took down his brother on CNN!
It doesn’t matter what slo joe the demented says. Now, if obama and clinton call for his resignation, put some butter on him, he’s toast.
He should be prosecuted for sending covid patients into retirement homes also!
Unfortunately, that will never ever happen.
Talk about the kettle calling the pot black! Joe is guilty of far worse than Cuomo! But if you’re a demonrat, you’re never held accountable for anything.
Perhaps Mr. Biden is hoping that by making a strong comment about Cuomo resigning no one will remember the allegations against him. Cuomo talked big about ‘not allowing any sexual harrassment in my administration’. Apparently he meant by anyone ELSE but him.