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In Bombshell Statement, NY Senate Majority Leader Demands Cuomo Resign...

•, by Tyler Durden

Update (1530ET): The day just keeps getting worse for embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), after the state's Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins demanded his resignation.

"Everyday there is another account that is drawing away from the business of government," reads a statement from Stewart-Cousins. "We have allegations about sexual harassment, a toxic work environment, the loss of credibility surrounding the Covid-19 nursing home data and questions about the construction of a major infrastructure project.

"New York is still in the midst of this pandemic and is still facing the societal, health and economic impacts of it. We need to govern without daily distraction. For the good of the state Governor Cuomo must resign."

Update (1455ET): Cuomo isn't going anywhere - just yet.

"I am not going to resign because of allegations," Cuomo told reporters on a Sunday call. "There is no way I resign."

Cuomo says his behavior has been "misconstrued" by his accusers, while suggesting that claims by former press aide Karen Hinton are "not true."

"I never meant to make anyone feel uncomfortable," Cuomo said in response to the scandal. "I am not going to be distracted because there is too much to do," he added.

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