Majority of New Yorkers want Cuomo to resign or be impeached
Sarah Taddeo reports in the Democrat and Chronicle that a Marist College poll conducted after the New York Attorney General’s Office released a report about how Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women found that 59 percent of New Yorkers want the governor to resign. “Governor Cuomo’s actions violated multiple state and federal laws,” Attorney General Letitia James said in a briefing Aug. 3. If Cuomo doesn’t resign, 59 percent of those polled say he should be impeached.. Just 32 percent of New Yorkers think he should serve the remainder of his term, through 2022. Cuomo denied most of the allegations in a statement Aug. 3, but said he had kissed and hugged many people throughout his political career and referred to women as “honey,” “darling” or “sweetheart” on occasion. A report he released in his own defense was filled mostly with photos of other politicians kissing and touching other people. Many state lawmakers indicated on Aug. 3 that they would move ahead with impeachment in light of the attorney general's report. Cuomo, meanwhile, is trying to act as if this is business as usual. "We have a lot to do," Cuomo said Aug. 3 without taking any questions from reporters. "We still have to manage the COVID beast. It is not dead yet. It's not over. We then have to reopen and re-imagine our state. Because our future is going to be what we make it." Read more about this story in the Democrat and Chronicle.