New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will make an announcement at 1 PM ET after Democrat congressional leaders in New York called for his resignation.
*GOVERNOR CUOMO TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT AT 1PM EST
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) March 12, 2021
Leading New York Democrats Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Jerrold Nadler called on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign in statements issued Friday morning. Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee released a solo statement that only cited the allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Cuomo while Ocasio-Cortez was joined by Rep. Jamaal Bowman in a joint statement that also mentioned Cuomo’s deadly COVID nursing home scandal.
According to an aide, Cuomo will just be giving one of his Emmy Award winning Covid briefings.
1 pm Cuomo call is not a resignation one. "It's a normal covid briefing call," aide says.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 12, 2021
Governor Cuomo denied the allegations of sexual harassment against him and refused to step down.
“I did not do what has been alleged,” Cuomo said. “Period. I won’t speculate about people’s possible motives, but I can tell you, as a former attorney general who has gone through this situation many times, there are often many motivations for making an allegation.”
Listen to live stream audio of Cuomo’s announcement:
LISTEN: New York Gov. Cuomo makes announcement, gives COVID-19 update. https://t.co/NOsnd4wqzX
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 12, 2021