Cuomo says ‘there is no way I resign’ amid mounting calls from accusers and own party

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has defiantly rejected growing calls to step down from his position while facing numerous claims of inappropriate conduct and multiple investigations, saying on Sunday: “There is no way I resign.”

“I was elected by the people of the state, I wasn’t elected by politicians,” Mr Cuomo said on Sunday, adding: “I’m not going to resign because of allegations.”

He spoke after two additional women came forward alleging inappropriate behavior on the part of the governor, as new reports painted a picture of a “toxic” and intense work culture at Mr Cuomo’s Albany offices. Those claiming Mr Cuomo was inappropriate said the governor gave “unethical” embraces and discussed sex lives and other topics that made some staffers uncomfortable. 

“Every woman has a right to come forward, that’s true. But the truth also matters and what she says is not true,” he said, referring to Karen Hinton, his former aide. “She has been a long-time political adversary of mine.”

New York’s Democratic attorney general has launched an investigation into the claims, as well as a probe into a separate controversy surrounding nursing home deaths across the state during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

During the weekend press conference, Mr Cuomo called for the investigations to continue and said his office would fully cooperate.

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