UPDATE: New York Gov. Cuomo rejects calls for his resignation; 'I did not do what has been alleged, period'
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rejected calls for his resignation on Friday following allegations of sexual harassment of young women who worked for him and said he was confident reviews of the matter currently underway would clear him of misconduct. "I did not do what has been alleged, period," Cuomo said at a news briefing. "You need to know the facts before you form an opinion." The governor said nobody wants the two reviews to happen "more quickly and more thoroughly than I do." He said he will not make further comments to the press until the reviews have been completed. Cuomo's comments came after the Democratic Party appeared to turn on him with congressional lawmakers and state officials calling on him to step aside. "The victims of sexual assault concern me more than politics or other narrow considerations, and I believe Governor Cuomo must step aside," said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a New York Democrat. Cuomo pointed out that the state budget is due in two weeks and it remains mired in a fiscal crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "Then we have to perform 15 million vaccinations and we have to be ready on May 11 for eligibility for the entire state. Then we need to rebuild the state from the bottom up because we have serious issues, especially in New York City," he said. "That's my job. That's why I was elected and that's exactly what I'm going to focus on."
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dismissed requires his acquiescence on Friday following charges of lewd behavior of young ladies who worked for him and said he was certain audits of the matter in progress would get him free from offense. "I didn't do what has been asserted, period," Cuomo said at a news preparation. "You need to know current realities before you structure an assessment." The lead representative said no one needs the two audits to happen "more rapidly and more altogether than I do." He said he won't offer further remarks to the press until the surveys have been finished. Cuomo's remarks came after the Democratic Party seemed to turn on him with legislative legislators and state authorities approaching him to move to one side. "The survivors of rape concern me more than governmental issues or other thin contemplations, and I trust Governor Cuomo should move to one side," said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a New York Democrat. Cuomo brought up that the state financial plan is expected in about fourteen days and it stays buried in a monetary emergency brought about by the Covid pandemic. "At that point we need to perform 15 million inoculations and we must be prepared on May 11 for qualification for the whole state. At that point we need to reconstruct the state from the base up on the grounds that we have major issues, particularly in New York City," he said. "That is my work. That is the reason I was chosen and that is by and large the thing I will zero in on."