The Tompkins County Democratic Executive Committee unanimously calls for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s resignation immediately considering the New York State Attorney General Letitia James’ announcement on August 3rd. The five-month investigation of outside investigators concluded that Cuomo sexually harassed at least eleven women. We are in complete solidarity and fully support these women who have been harassed in a hostile and toxic workplace, and we thank them for having the courage to come forward with their testimony.
Though the Governor has over the years championed important social causes and reforms, our confidence in Governor Cuomo’s leadership has been compromised irreparably and we urge him to resign immediately. We have full confidence in Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and her abilities to govern our state effectively, and to also fulfill the high standards that we all expect in our democratically elected officials.