On Tuesday morning, New York Attorney General Letitia James released a bombshell statement, detailing the findings of her probe into allegations of sexual abuse by Governor Andrew Cuomo. James revealed that her investigation found that Cuomo “sexually harassed multiple women.”
“Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women,” James said at a press conference on Tuesday morning, adding that he “engaged in unwanted and inappropriate groping, kissing, hugging, and comments that accusers called ‘deeply humiliating, uncomfortable, offensive, or inappropriate.”
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and then retaliated against a former employee who complained publicly about his conduct, according to a bombshell report that will be released Tuesday by state Attorney General Letitia James,” reports CNBC.
“The announcement came about two weeks after Cuomo was interviewed by investigators retained by James’ office for the probe. Cuomo was reportedly questioned for 11 hours,” CNBC reported. “The probe into numerous women’s allegations of sexual harassment by Cuomo began in March after the state’s executive chamber granted James’ request to investigate.”
“I know you said you want the investigation to continue,” ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos said to Biden at the time. “If the investigation confirms the claims of the women, should he resign?”
“Yes,” the president replied. “I think he’ll probably end up being prosecuted, too.”
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“There should be an investigation to determine whether what she says is true,” Biden said to Stephanopoulos at the time. “That’s what’s going on now.”
He continued: “There could be a criminal prosecution that is attached to it. I just don’t know.”
“Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, the majority of the congressional delegation don’t think he can be an effective governor right now,” Stephanopoulos asked. “Can he serve effectively?”
“Well, that’s a judgment for them to make,” Biden said.
Biden added that “a woman should be presumed telling the truth and should not be scapegoated and become victimized by her coming forward.”
“Takes a lot of courage to come forward,” het said. “So, the presumption is they should be taken seriously. And it should be investigated. And that’s what’s underway now.”
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