As more Democrats turn on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the two I am most shocked to see are House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
On Wednesday, De Blasio appeared on CBS This Morning and declared that Cuomo should be charged after the investigation into his sexual assault allegations show that he did indeed harass multiple women.
A partial transcript is as follows:
DAVID BEGNAUD: Should [Cuomo] be charged criminally?
MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO: It looks like it.
BEGNAUD: Should he be?
MAYOR DE BLASIO: Yeah. If you assault a woman, if you do something against her will sexually, that’s criminal. And the Albany County District Attorney is looking at that and I think he should be charged.
WATCH: @NYCMayor Bill de Blasio discusses his reaction to Governor Cuomo's refusal to resign after a sexual harassment investigation. He also discusses the city's new vaccine mandate for indoor activities and his thoughts on a mask mandate. pic.twitter.com/Opsk2t4szX
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) August 4, 2021
Later at a press conference, De Blasio stated that “Clearly, there’s grounds for prosecution.”
“But the most important thing right now is for the governor to resign and end the agony he’s putting the state of New York through and end the pain that these 11 women are going through, who were wronged in every sense in an unacceptable matter,” he added.
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