It doesn’t seem like Andrew Cuomo has many people left in his corner. When President Joe Biden said he thought the New York Governor should resign, the writing was on the wall. Today, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reiterated the president’s position.
Cuomo should "do the right thing, resign and leave space for future leadership in New York," Psaki says pic.twitter.com/cfkcV0gbSp
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) August 4, 2021
While Cuomo is likely still reeling from all of the information in the report from the New York Attorney General’s office, it appears he won’t willingly step aside.
A few things I've picked up: Cuomo is unlikely to resign. His people were totally caught off guard by state trooper accusations & were not expecting report to come out yesterday. There is little belief among some of longest advisers that he can survive.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 4, 2021
Today New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is among those saying Cuomo can’t stay in power.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) August 4, 2021
Since it’s unlikely Cuomo will resign, he most likely will be forced out. Politico reports that “the Democratic majority in the New York Assembly is preparing to impeach.” The story cites this quote from Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) “A lot of people are ready. The process is going to wind down and then, I believe, you’ll see the Assembly voting on articles of impeachment.”
Cuomo has also lost the support of the majority of his constituents.
59% of New Yorkers want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign — and if he doesn’t resign, the same share thinks the state legislature should impeach him, according to a new Marist College poll conducted after the release of Attorney General Letitia James’s report. https://t.co/dDs3MExI5v
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) August 4, 2021
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