WATCH: Biden Declines To Call For Cuomo To Resign, Awaits Probe

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President Joe Biden speaks to the gathered media members upon arrival at the White House in Washington from a weekend trip to Wilmington, Del., Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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President Joe Biden on Sunday passed up an opportunity to join other Democrats calling for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is under investigation after multiple allegations of harassment.

Asked by a reporter if Cuomo should resign, Biden responded, “I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us.”

Biden, who made the comments upon returning to the White House from a weekend at his home in Delaware, had not previously spoken publicly about the allegations against Cuomo. However, his comments reflect the wait-and-see position the White House has taken regarding Cuomo’s future.

On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not say whether Biden believes Cuomo should resign. She said every woman who has come forward “deserves to have her voice heard, should be treated with respect and should be able to tell her story.” She has said in past weeks that the president supports the investigation.

Several prominent New York Democrats, including Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, have called on Cuomo to step down. The three-term governor has refused to resign and has denied he did what has been alleged.

Six women, several of them former members of his staff, have alleged that he harassed or behaved inappropriately toward them. Cuomo has denied touching any women inappropriately.

New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading the investigation into the allegations.

(AP)


11 COMMENTS

  1. I hate Cuomo and don’t support Biden but Biden is still correct.

    Cuomo should not resign over “he said-she said” allegations.

    I think he is guilty of that and worse but without it being proven he should not resign

  2. Did any major republican leaders call for trump to resign or quit his campaign because of the many more women with much more serious accusations? There wasn’t even a call for an investigation, they happily went along with his denials.

  3. Great! He should not resign as a poll just came out, it’s the will of the majority of new yorkers, because of his good handling of the virus. were a democracy here and don’t get influenced by his enemy deblasio

  4. Rt- I’m not sure if you’ve noticed in your deep state of Trump Derangement Syndrome, but Donald Trump is no longer the president. Your boy Biden was accused by a very credible woman of harassment and I don’t think you and your ilk took any notice. If you want to see a hypocrite please take a look in the mirror. Mr. Trump still seems to be living in your head, rent free. Stop bringing everything back to DJT. As Biden sinks deeper into dementia, you can talk about the greatness of President Kamala as she adds to the further destruction of this once great nation

  5. rt

    No comparison between Trump and Cuomo

    (1)Trump was never accuse of having engage in such behavior in the capacity of president

    (2)Trump’s whole presidency was one long string of accusations. Mostly anonymous. There was too much crying wolf for anyone to call for his resignation over such allegations

    Even the DEMOCRATS who made a non-stop campaign of impeachment during Trump’s tenure as president never demanded he resign over such allegations. Not even during the height of the “me too” movement

  6. “Donald Trump is no longer the president”

    Praise HaShem for removing the moral degenerate from power!

    “Biden was accused by a very credible woman of harassment ”

    Biden was accused by a confirmed liar.

    “adds to the further destruction of this once great nation”

    Biden is returning the US to the greatness it had before Trump.

  7. Stevenn nursing home deaths in his account is good handling? How about everyone in the did business who struggled because of his policies?

  8. “Biden is returning the US to the greatness it had before Trump.”

    Yup, that includes fueling the military with the power of woke.