President Joe Biden called on New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, to resign following a report from the state’s attorney general finding that he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women, including current and former aides.
Asked by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins whether he stood by his previous promise to call for the governor to resign if the allegations he faces were judged by authorities to be credible.
“I stand by those comments”, the president said of his remarks earlier this year. When asked if he was specifically saying Mr Cuomo should resign, he responded: “Yes”.
“I’m not going to flyspeck this. I’m sure there were some embraces that were totally innocent. But apparently, the attorney general decided there were things that weren’t.”
He added later in the press conference that he had not spoken with Mr Cuomo since the report was released earlier on Tuesday.
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