New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has joined a group of Democratic lawmakers in the state calling for the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Six women have alleged that Cuomo sexually harassed them, including lurid details of groping that emerged Thursday.
"It is disgusting to me, and he can no longer serve as governor," de Blasio said, speaking before the press.
The mayor's remarks followed a public statement from state legislators that said, "It is time for Governor Cuomo to resign."
"[Cuomo] has lost the confidence of the public and the state legislature, rendering him ineffective in this time of most urgent need," the statement said. "We have a Lieutenant Governor who can step in and lead for the remainder of the term, and this is what is best for New Yorkers in this critical time."
Despite the mounting calls for his resignation, including plans by lawmakers to discuss "potential paths forward" after his removal, Cuomo said last week there is "no way I resign." He called any suggestion for him to do so, "anti-democratic."