Press-Telegram (Long Beach)

Calls grow for Cuomo to quit from top New York lawmakers


The two top Democrats in New York’s legislatur­e withdrew their support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday amid mounting allegation­s of sexual harassment and undercount­ing COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins became the first senior Democrat in the state to say the three-term governor should resign.

On Saturday, another woman who worked for Cuomo publicly accused him of inappropri­ate behavior, on the heels of other allegation­s in recent weeks.

In a brief conversati­on Sunday prior to the press conference, Cuomo told Stewart-Cousins that he wouldn’t quit and they would have to impeach him if they wanted him out of office, according to a person who was briefed by someone who was on the call. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the call was intended to be private.

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