Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik issued the following statement calling on President Biden to demand the resignation and removal of Governor Cuomo:
“President Joe Biden has failed the American people and New Yorkers who demand transparency, accountability, and good government. President Biden has failed to live up to his own standards of zero tolerance for sexual harassment, sexual grooming, sexual abuse, and sexual assault. Rather than hold elected officials to the highest standards of ethical conduct, President Biden has prioritized partisan politics over the overwhelming and unified bipartisan calls for Governor Cuomo's immediate resignation.
Governor Cuomo is currently under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice, the New York State Attorney General's Office, and the Albany Police Department for obstruction of justice, a corruption and coverup scandal that resulted in the deaths of thousands of seniors in New York’s nursing homes, and for numerous allegations of sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual grooming, sexual assault, and workplace retaliation. Governor Cuomo is unable to effectively govern. As bipartisan calls for Governor Cuomo's resignation and impeachment at the federal and state levels continue to grow, President Biden has the responsibility to stand up for the American people and all New Yorkers. Yesterday's statement makes it clear that the President of the United States is complicit in the coverup of Governor Cuomo's criminal conduct including repeated sexual abuse. I am publicly calling on President Biden to demand Governor Cuomo's immediate resignation and removal from office."