For New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the end is nigh – even if he himself is not yet ready to admit it.
The Empire State leader now stands accused of sexually assaulting or harassing at least six women, all of whom have come forward in recent days, just following another series of horrid scandals that were solely to blame of Cuomo.
Calls for his resignation have grown louder and more frequent on account of his unacceptable behavior, but the White House wasn’t quite ready to go there.
President Joe Biden broke his silence on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mounting allegations of sexual misconduct on Sunday — but fell short of calling on the embattled New York Democrat to resign.
The president and longtime Cuomo acquaintance finally addressed the scandal in an unscheduled Q&A session at the White House’s South Lawn after several Democrats joined the growing chorus of lawmakers who have demanded the governor’s resignation following the seventh allegation of sexual misconduct.
When asked whether he agreed with other Democrats calling for Cuomo’s immediate resignation, Biden said plainly, “I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us.”
Biden is in the minority, even among Democrats.
Last week, a number of New York State elected officials turned on Cuomo, demanding that he resign over the issue.