Pols react to AG’s Cuomo report
BY BEN BRACHFELD
Various Brooklyn pols are
renewing their calls for Gov.
Andrew Cuomo to resign after
the release of a damning report
by State Attorney General Letitia
James that substantiates
accusations of sexual harassment
against the governor.
And some others are making
the call for the fi rst time.
James’ report outlined substantiated
allegations of sexual
harassment by the governor
against 11 women, some previously
publicized and some not.
The report also calls the culture
of the governor’s offi ce
“toxic” and contributory to
the harassment, maintaining
that Cuomo and top staffers
attempted to professionally retaliate
against some of the victims.
James said that 179 people
were interviewed during
the probe, including Cuomo
himself, who was grilled for 11
hours by the AG’s counsel.
In a pre-taped message, the
governor responded to the report
by denying he had touched
anyone inappropriately, questioning
the motives of James and
the prosecutors, and claiming
that the conduct he is accused
of is part of his general behavior
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with everyone, showcasing a
montage of himself kissing numerous
people as proof.
What happens next for the
governor is unclear, except
for the fact that he, at the moment,
doesn’t appear intent on
resigning. Impeachment, however,
could be on the table.
State Senate Majority
Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
on Tuesday reiterated her
earlier call for Cuomo to resign,
while Assembly Speaker
Carl Heastie, whose chamber
would have to initiate
said the governor’s conduct
“would indicate someone who
is not fi t for offi ce,” though he
stopped short of calling for his
resignation or impeachment.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn electeds
are reacting to the news.
Borough President and
Democratic mayoral nominee
Eric Adams, who resisted joining
the chorus calling for resignation
earlier this year, said
on Aug. 3 that Cuomo should
resign or be impeached if he
doesn’t leave voluntarily.
Adams’ statement is notable
for a few reasons: he
is most likely the incoming
mayor of a city which Cuomo
has outsize control over, and
the two have had something of
a chummy relationship since
Adams won the primary on
June 22. If Cuomo remains in
offi ce, it could signal a coming
relationship between the two
more akin to the contentious
Cuomo-de Blasio dynamic
than many had expected.
Another notable call for
resignation came from US Rep.
Hakeem Jeffries, who as Chair
of the House Democratic Caucus
is one of the most powerful
members of the Democratic
Party nationally, and is considered
something of a kingmaker
locally. He was one of
the few members of the state’s
Congressional delegation that
had not already called on the
governor to resign when the
allegations fi rst surfaced earlier
this year, but on Tuesday
he made his position clear.
“The time has come for
Governor Andrew Cuomo to
do the right thing for the people
of New York State and resign,”
Jeffries said in a joint
statement with Queens Rep.
Gregory Meeks and Long Island
Rep. Tom Suozzi.
In the Assembly, Brooklyn
members Emily Gallagher,
Robert Carroll, Phara Souffrant
Forrest, and Jo Anne Simon
called on the body to impeach
Cuomo soon after the
release of the AG’s report, after
all calling for his resignation.
Others in the Assembly who
have called for impeachment
in the past include Charles
Barron, Simcha Eichenstein,
Mathylde Frontus, and Marcela
Mitaynes, though they
have not released statements
on the AG’s report.
The city’s lone Republican
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, who
represents Staten Island and
Bay Ridge, said James’ report
revealed “abhorrent sexual
misconduct” engaged in
by Cuomo. She called on her
former colleagues in the Assembly
to “convene a special
session and resume its impeachment
A number of female Brooklyn
legislators had, back in
March, signed onto a letter
Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a press conference in June. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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