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Gov. Carney says New York Gov. Cuomo should step down

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Delaware Public Media
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Gov. John Carney joins other Democratic governors in the Northeast in calling for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

 

The governors of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Rhode Island released a joint statement Tuesday, hours after an investigation found Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women in and out of state government.

The investigation by the New York Attorney General’s Office lasted nearly five months, and concluded Cuomo touched the women inappropriately, commented on their appearance, or made suggestive comments about their sex lives.

Carney says the New York governor should step down.

"Governor Cuomo asked for the investigation. The facts are in, the facts are disturbing and unacceptable, and I think Governor Cuomo should resign," Carney told Delaware Public Media Tuesday. "I don't know how he could be successful in his role as Governor with these hanging over his head and with what we've heard from the investigation that he called for."

President Joe Biden has also called for Cuomo’s resignation.

Cuomo has denied the harassment allegations, prompting as a growing number of New York state lawmakers to call for his impeachment.