Biden breaks silence on Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment allegations

President Joe Biden on Sunday refrained from calling for the resignation of Andrew Cuomo who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, saying he wants to see what comes off an investigation against the New York governor.

“I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us,” President Biden told reporters on the White House south lawn as he publicly weighed in, for the first time, on allegations of sexual misconduct against Governor Cuomo.

Earlier on Sunday, House speaker Nancy Pelosi also adopted a similar position. “The governor should look inside his heart — he loves New York — to see if he can govern effectively,” Ms Pelosi said. “And that could be one of the considerations that he has.”

President Biden and vice president Kamala Harris have so far shied away from explicitly commenting on the harassment allegations against the New York governor even as the nation’s top congressional Democrats joined the growing caucus of lawmakers demanding his resignation.

On Friday, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined a New York congressional delegation demanding that he step down. They said: “due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York.”

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