New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo owes New Yorkers "more than an apology" for his actions — he owes them his resignation, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis said Friday.
"I said it for over a month now that he should offer them a resignation, simply because of everything that has occurred here, the stonewalling, the cover-up, the bullying of a colleague, the sexual harassment claims," the New York Republican said on Fox Business' "Mornings with Maria."
Cuomo was hit Thursday by even more reports that his administration allegedly rewrote documents involving deaths in the state's nursing homes in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and by an interview by a young woman who detailed her claims of alleged sexual harassment on the part of the governor while she was working as an administrative aide.
"The evidence is just piling up against Gov. Cuomo and basically this is just confirming what his chief of staff already admitted to in that closed-door meeting with legislators that there was a cover-up and it was intentional to prevent information from getting to the Department of Justice," said Malliotakis.
She further pointed out that she wrote a letter to Cuomo on April 30, 2020, to ask how many COVID-positive patients were put in the nursing homes and not alternative sites like the Javits Center in New York City or on the U.S. Navy's Comfort ship, but she has not gotten an answer to that letter.
"The million-dollar question is why did he continue to do this, even when there were alternatives," said Malliotakis.
Meanwhile, the former staffer, Charlotte Bennett said she felt that Cuomo was grooming her for sex, and his actions were "completely inappropriate," said Malliotakis.
"If this was the corporate sector he would be fired as a CEO," she said. "We'll let the investigators and law enforcement and our prosecutors determine what crimes may or may not have been committed but certainly there is something very wrong here."
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