Four Democratic governors on Tuesday called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign following a state attorney general report that alleged he engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment and intimidation that violated state and federal laws.
“Governor Cuomo should resign from office,” said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, and Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee in a joint statement.
The governors said they were “appalled at the findings of the independent investigation by the New York Attorney General.”
Their statement came shortly after President Joe Biden said that he believes Cuomo should step down. The president said at a press briefing on Tuesday that “the state legislature may decide to impeach” the Democratic governor.
It came after New York Attorney General Letitia James released a report saying that Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment and that his chamber mishandled allegations against him.
“Specifically, we find that the governor sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees by, among other things, engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching, as well as making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women,” James’s report said.
She added that the governor’s office was filled with “fear and intimidation.”
The report followed a nearly five-month, non-criminal probe, led by James and two outside attorneys.