New York Governor Andrew Cuomo again insisted on not resigning on charges of harassment, refusing to heed calls by fellow Democrats for him to step down.
On Friday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler and a number of New York Democrats called on Cuomo to resign.
Six women, most of whom were former assistants, accused Cuomo of his sexual misconduct, which ranged from light flirting to touching.
In a call with reporters, Cuomo, 63, renewed his denial of these allegations, saying that it was “reckless and dangerous” to demand his resignation in this arbitrary form.
He said, “Women have the right to come forward and be heard and I totally encourage that. But I would also like to be clear: There is still a question about the truth. I did not do what is attributed to me.”
The new calls for Cuomo to resign come a day after the state legislature announced that it would investigate the allegations against Cuomo, in parallel with an investigation led by the New York State Attorney’s Office.