New York’s Senators Schumer and Gillibrand also want Cuomo out of office


Governor Andrew Cuomo’s defiant conference call Friday afternoon in the wake of a chorus of resignation calls from lawmakers did nothing to stop Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand from also demanding that he step down from office.

In a joint statement released late Friday afternoon, Schumer — the Senate majority leader — and Gillibrand said the “multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations” had cost Cuomo “the confidence of his governing partners,” and makes his position in power no longer tenable.