Facing growing calls for his resignation over allegations of sexual harassment, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted Friday afternoon that "I am not going to resign."
Cuomo, speaking in a afternoon telephone news conference, castigated politicians calling for him to quit as "reckless and dangerous" and invoked charges of "cancel culture."
"I did not do what has been alleged. Period," he said, again calling on the public to let ongoing investigations into his conduct to play out. "Wait for the facts."
"Politicians who don’t know a single fact but yet form a conclusion and an opinion are, in my opinion, reckless and dangerous," he added.
With a sprawling coalition of congressional leaders joining dozens of state lawmakers in calling for him to step down, Cuomo hit back.
"You need to know the facts before you make a decision," he said. "People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture and the truth."
His announcement came soon after a seventh woman went public with claims against him.
This report contains material from The Associated Press.
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