ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s grip on power seems increasingly threatened as a majority of state legislators are calling for his resignation. In addition to that, Democrats have launched an impeachment investigation — and police in the state capital say they stand ready to investigate a groping allegation.
The firestorm around the Democrat grew a day after the Times Union of Albany reported an unidentified aide had claimed Cuomo reached under her shirt and fondled her at his official residence late last year.
The woman hasn’t filed a criminal complaint, but a lawyer for the governor says the state reported the claim to the Albany Police Department after the woman involved declined to do so herself.
The possible involvement of police comes as more lawmakers called on Cuomo to resign over alleged misconduct with women and allegations that his administration concealed how many nursing home residents died of COVID-19.
At least 121 members of the state Assembly and Senate have said publicly they believe Cuomo should quit now, according to a tally by The Associated Press. The count includes 65 Democrats and 56 Republicans.
Photo: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a vaccination site on Monday, March 8, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)