New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing increasing pressure from fellow Democrats to resign from office as he battles dueling scandals.
The Empire State governor has been under fire over his handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cuomo has also been accused by two of his former staffers — Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett — of sexual harassment.
Cuomo addressed Bennett’s allegations in a statement Sunday where he apologized, saying that he “sometimes” believed that he was “being playful” at work and “made jokes” that he found humorous. The governor has denied Boylan’s claims of unwanted touching and an unwanted kiss.
Several Democratic state legislators have called on the governor to resign.
On Monday, New York Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara became the latest Democrat to call on Cuomo to step down.
“No surprise to see the Governor quickly trying to interfere with this investigation after his ‘apology,'” Santabarbara wrote on Twitter.