State Senate’s prime Dem says yet one more accuser and Cuomo’s achieved

Three isn’t sufficient?

State Senate Majority Chief Andrea Stewart-Cousins stated Thursday that one other girl must come ahead with allegations of sexual harassment by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier than she would name for him to resign.

Stewart-Cousins (D-Westchester) made the taped remarks on Albany public affairs tv program, “Capital Tonight,” which had been recorded simply hours earlier than CBS Information broadcast a wrenching interview with one in every of Cuomo’s three accusers.

“Any additional folks coming ahead, I feel it might be time to resign,” she informed Spectrum Information’ Susan Arbetter in response to a query about what it might take for her to name for Cuomo’s ouster.

Stewart-Cousins additionally informed Arbetter that she may additionally name for him to step down after state Lawyer Normal Letitia James completes her investigation into Cuomo’s conduct, nevertheless that evaluation will not be anticipated to be accomplished for weeks.

Andrew Cuomo has been accused of harassment by three different women.
Andrew Cuomo has been accused of harassment by three totally different girls.
James Messerschmidt

The “Capital Tonight” interview was taped round four p.m., sources informed The Publish — three hours earlier than Albany’s native CBS station aired the CBS Night Information and its sitdown with Charlotte Bennett, the previous Cuomo aide who now accuses the highly effective governor of repeatedly harassing her.

Cuomo additionally faces allegations of mistreatment from Anna Ruch, who stated that Cuomo made undesirable advances at a New York Metropolis marriage ceremony for one in every of his prime staffers; and Lindsey Bolyan, a former staffer who’s now working for Manhattan District Lawyer.

After the CBS interview aired, Stewart-Cousins appeared on one other program — New York 1’s ‘Inside Metropolis Corridor’ — the place she described Bennett’s interview as “heartbreaking.”

“It’s heartbreaking in numerous methods,” she informed NY1. “The truth that we’re right here at the moment in 2021 actually having this dialog.”

She added: “I didn’t get an opportunity to see all the interview however it’s clear that you already know she’s traumatized in a profound manner.”

Nevertheless, she didn’t say if the CBS interview modified her place — nor was she explicitly requested concerning the matter.

A spokesman for the state Senate Democrats was not instantly in a position to remark when requested that query late Thursday night time.