Biden Wants To See Investigation Before Commenting on Whether Cuomo Should Resign
President Biden was asked if New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign. In response, Biden said wants to see first how the investigation will play out.
“I think the investigation is underway, and we should see what it brings us,” Biden told reporters.
His statement comes after top Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other New York Democratic members have called on Cuomo to resign.
White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked her stance on the issue while on MSNBC..
“Every woman that comes forward…they should be heard, they should be listened to, and they should be respected. That’s what the President believes, that’s what the Vice President believes,” Jean-Pierre said.
White House chief of staff was asked by Mehdi Hasan about Cuomo’s accusers and whether Biden believes Cuomo should resign.
“What the President said is that there’s a process. These charges are very serious charges. They ought to be investigated, and that process ought to run its course…[women] “have a right to be heard,” Klain said on the Mehdi Hasan Show.
Majority Leader Schumer was asked about Cuomo’s allegations as well, saying that Cuomo has lost the “confidence” of his governing colleagues and New York citizens.
“I salute the brave women who came forward…There are multiple, serious, credible allegations of abuse so that Gov. Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and so many New Yorkers, so for the good of the state, he should resign.”
Rep. AOC and Jamaal Bowman also released a statement, calling on Cuomo to resign.
Vice President Kamala Harris has not explicitly commented on the allegations thus far.