Sexual Harassment

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
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New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he expects state budget negotiations to continue as “normal,” despite his decision to authorize an impeachment inquiry of Governor Andrew Cuomo over allegations from multiple women of sexual harassment, and a nursing home scandal.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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There’s some good news, of a sort, for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a new Siena College poll out Monday.

Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY; U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY; and U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-NY. Bottom row, from left, U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-NY; U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY; and U.S. Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-NY.
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The pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign from office reached an even higher level of intensity Friday, as nearly all of New York’s Congressional delegation called on the governor to leave office after allegations of sexual harassment and bullying behavior. But the governor remains defiant, saying he won’t bow to “cancel culture,” and casting doubts on the motives of his now six accusers, as well as the elected officials who are asking him to leave.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, works in the New York State Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Albany, N.Y.
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Saying that the “reports of accusations concerning the governor are serious,” Democratic leaders of the New York State Assembly announced Thursday that they will form a judiciary committee with subpoena powers to begin an impeachment investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a vaccination site in New York on March 8, 2021.
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One day after a report that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “aggressively groped” a female aide when she was summoned to the executive mansion, more state lawmakers are putting pressure on the governor to resign, or to at least step aside while the charges are investigated.