NEW YORK (AP) — The two top Democrats in New York’s legislature withdrew their support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment and undercounting COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins became the first senior Democrat in the state to say he should resign. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie stopped short of demanding that Cuomo quit, but said in a Sunday statement that Cuomo should “seriously consider whether he can effectively meet the needs of the people of New York.” It comes after Cuomo had said earlier Sunday he would not step down. Cuomo’s workplace conduct has been under intense scrutiny in recent days as several women have accused him of inappropriate behavior.
Photo: New York State Police patrol the grounds of the state Capitol after a President Trump protest rally before the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the state Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)