In the US, allegations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Cuomo also mobilized the State Assembly. Members of the Republican Party of the New York State Assembly prepared a bill for the dismissal of Governor Cuomo.
Will Barclay, leader of the parliament’s Republican group, said he thought it was time to dismiss him, given the many charges of sexual harassment against the governor.
“We think that the governor has lost credibility,” Barclay said, “For a while, allegations like bombs have come one after the other.”
For the impeachment bill for Cuomo to come to the voting stage, it must be supported by Democrat Carl Heastie, State Parliament Speaker.
Abuse allegations against Cuomo
In an article published on the “Medium” website on February 24, 2021, Lindsey Boylan, a former adviser to Governor Cuomo, claimed that Cuomo abused him in his office in 2018.
Speaking to the New York Times on February 27, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett, one of Cuomo’s former advisers, alleged that the 63-year-old Governor asked her some sexual questions last spring.
33-year-old photographer Anna Ruch told the New York Times on March 2, claiming that Cuomo “approached her in a way that was surprising and embarrassing” at a wedding in September 2019.
In a written statement he made on February 28, Cuomo stated that he understood that some of his behaviors were misinterpreted as “unwanted flirting” and that he should be more sensitive and distant to those around him, apologizing, but stated that he did not intend to resign.