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State Democratic chair calls on Cuomo to resign

Aug 05, 2021 6:33 am

Morgan McKay and Nick Reisman are reporting for nystateofpolitics [dot] com that New York State Democratic Committee Chair Jay Jacobs said on Aug. 4, he had spent the past day trying to get Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign. Just the day before, the state Attorney General's office released a report that found the sexual harassment allegations leveled against Cuomo were credible. Jacobs, a long-time Cuomo ally, said he expects the state Assembly will impeach the governor in the coming weeks and the state Senate will vote to remove him. Both chambers are controlled by Democrats. Jacobs said Cuomo's continued presence in office for the Democratic Party in New York "is not helpful. It doesn't take a political genius to figure that out. The sooner we resolve this, the better I think it will be." Powerful allies of the governor, including President Joe Biden, have also called on him to resign. Hazel Dukes, one of Cuomo’s strongest allies in the black community, said Wednesday the governor may eventually have to step down in order to look out for the best interests of the state. Jacobs, who also leads the Nassau County Democrats, was selected by Cuomo to lead the state party. "Unfortunately the facts are fairly overwhelming and they're not good," Jacobs said. Read more at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.

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