Congresswoman Stefanik calls for Gov. Cuomo to resign

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Stefanik released the following statement:

“Governor Cuomo has earned his title as Worst Governor in America, and now every New Yorker knows that he is a criminal sexual predator. On December 14th, I was one of the first and one of the only elected officials in New York State to call for an investigation into Governor Cuomo’s sexual harassment of Ms. Boylan. It is an inexcusable disgrace that almost every other elected official in New York State quietly brushed this serious and credible allegation under the rug. Sadly, much of the media in the state either ignored this matter or chose to report the sexist character and professional smears of Ms. Boylan by Governor Cuomo’s taxpayer-funded staff. I have served in Congress during the height of the #MeToo movement leading to resignations and retirements of my colleagues. Sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the workplace is not a political issue, it is about right and wrong. Governor Cuomo must immediately resign. And any elected official who does not immediately call for his resignation is complicit in allowing a sexual predator to continue leading the great state of New York.”

On December 14, Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following:

“I am publicly calling for an independent investigation into the serious allegations of pervasive workplace sexual harassment and verbal abuse by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The people of New York deserve a Governor who lives up to his own public statements on sexual harassment.”

Past statements from Governor Cuomo –

“The brave women who chose to come forward deserve swift and definitive justice in this matter.” – Governor Andrew Cuomo

“There can be no suggestion of any possibility of the reality or appearance of any conflict or anything less than a full, complete, and unbiased investigation.” – Governor Andrew Cuomo

“I have tremendous accolades for the women who came forward. That is the essence of the #MeToo moment and the #MeToo movement.” – Governor Andrew Cuomo

“Change comes when people demand change, and change comes when the problem is revealed and exposed. That is always Step 1, and what you’re seeing now is women standing up all across the country and saying this nation has a chronic, disturbing, disgusting behavior of sexual harassment against women, and its gone on for a long, long time and it has to stop.” – Governor Andrew Cuomo

“News of the alleged improprieties are grossly disturbing and must be fully investigated.”