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Reps Jerry Nadler and AOC demand Cuomo resign

BREAKING NEWS: Reps Jerry Nadler and AOC tell Gov Cuomo to RESIGN over sexual harassment claims and nursing home scandal because he’s ‘lost the confidence of the people of New York’

  • New York representatives Jerry Nadler and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign over sexual harassment allegation
  • ‘Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of the people of New York,’ Nadler said in a statement posted to Twitter
  • He claimed that the allegations made by six women against the governor have ‘made it impossible for him to continue to govern at this point’
  • ‘The Governor must resign,’ AOC said in a joint statement with New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman

New York representatives Jerry Nadler and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday issued seperate statements calling on the state’s governor Andrew Cuomo to resign amid sexual harassment claims and the nursing home scandal. 

Several other New York representatives issued statements on Friday morning in what appeared to be a joined effort from the state’s lawmakers, with Nadler telling Cuomo he had ‘lost the confidence of the people of New York’. 

It comes after 59 Democrats in the state legislature on Thursday signed a statement demanding Cuomo step down and as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has also called on him to quit. 

Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman claimed that the allegations made by six women against the governor have ‘made it impossible for him to continue to govern at this point’. 

‘The bravery individuals have shown in coming forward to share their experiences with Governor Cuomo is inspiring, and I stand with them in support,’ Nadler added in a statement posted to Twitter

‘Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of the people of New York. Governor Cuomo must resign.’ 

Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

New York representatives Jerry Nadler and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday issued statements demanding governor Andrew Cuomo to resign amid sexual harassment claims

It comes after 59 Democrats in the state legislature on Thursday signed a statement demanding Gov Cuomo (pictured above) resign

It comes after 59 Democrats in the state legislature on Thursday signed a statement demanding Gov Cuomo (pictured above) resign

AOC also released a statement to Twitter alongside Rep Jamaal Bowman in which they referenced both the harassment allegations and the nursing home COVID-19 deaths scandal. 

‘After two accounts of sexual assault, four accounts of harassment, the Attorney General’s investigation finding the Governor’s admin hid nursing home data from the legislature & public, we agree with the 55+ members of the New York State legislature that the Governor must resign,’ they wrote. 

New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was among the other representatives to issue a statement on Friday. 

‘I support those who spoke out about their stories and admire their courage. Thanks to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, women are emboldened to step forward,’ she wrote. 

‘I join with Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins, my colleagues, and others who have called on Governor Cuomo to resign in the best interest of all New Yorkers.

‘We have come a long way, but now is the time to finally ensure that this generation’s courage stops harassment once and for all.’

This is a breaking story and will be updated.  

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