Queens, Manhattan borough presidents say Cuomo should resign
Two borough presidents are the latest in a growing list of New York officials to call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation.
Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer released a joint statement Saturday, saying in part: “New York needs a leader with integrity and which all New Yorkers have confidence. We cannot condone this behavior and don’t believe that government can work effectively amid, nor should it try to work around, such a serious situation.”
The calls for Cuomo's resignation come as seven women have accused the governor of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.
Cuomo has repeatedly denied the allegations and apologized if he ever made anyone uncomfortable.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has said it has become impossible for Cuomo to govern New York during the crisis while dealing with investigations.
Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand also have called for the governor to resign.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Staten Island Borough President James Oddo have yet to address the situation.