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In March, Joe Biden Said Andrew Cuomo Must Resign If an Investigation Confirmed Sexual Assault Allegations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D., N.Y.) speaks during a news conference in New York, May 5, 2021. (Spencer Platt/Reuters)

In March, President Biden said that Andrew Cuomo should resign if an investigation confirmed the sexual assault allegations against him:

President Joe Biden said in an interview aired Tuesday that Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign if an investigation confirms the allegations of sexual harassment against him.

Asked by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos if Cuomo should step down if the investigation confirms the allegations, Biden replied, “Yes.”

“I think he’ll probably end up being prosecuted, too,” Biden said.

Today, an investigation confirmed the sexual assault allegations against Cuomo:

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women in violation of state and federal laws as well as the executive chamber’s own written policies, according to a long-anticipated report Tuesday from the state Attorney General’s Office.

The bombshell report by a pair of attorneys selected by Attorney General Letitia James details cases of harassment by the governor that include unwanted groping, kissing, hugging and inappropriate comments directed toward current and former employees.

It also contends Cuomo and his senior staff had retaliated against at least one former employee, fostered a toxic workplace that enabled the harassment to occur and created a hostile work environment.

There is no wriggle room for Biden here. Not only has Cuomo been found wanting by the standard Biden himself set out, but, as he has made clear repeatedly, Biden does not believe in due process for those who are accused of sexual assault (unless they’re made against him).

Your move, Joe.

 

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