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Biden does not call for Cuomo’s resignation and instead waits for the results of the investigation.

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Biden does not call for Cuomo's resignation and instead waits for the results of the investigation.
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Biden does not call for Cuomo's resignation and instead waits for the results of the investigation.

 

President Joe Biden on Sunday passed up an opportunity to join other Democrats calling for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is under investigation following numerous accusations of sexual harassment.

Asked by a reporter if Cuomo should resign, Biden replied, “I think the investigation is ongoing and we should see what it takes us.”

Biden, who made the remarks upon returning to the White House from a weekend at his home in Delaware, had not previously spoken publicly about the accusations against Cuomo. However, his comments reflect the wait-and-see stance the White House has taken about Cuomo’s future.

On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not say whether Biden thinks Cuomo should resign. She said any woman who has come forward “deserves to have her voice heard, should be treated with dignity and should be allowed to share her story.” She has said in past weeks that the president supports the inquiry.

Several influential New York Democrats, including Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, have called on Cuomo to step down. The three-term governor has declined to resign and has denied he did what has been alleged.

Six women, many of them former members of his staff, have alleged that he sexually abused or acted inappropriately toward them. Cuomo has denied touching any woman inappropriately.

New York Attorney General Letitia James is overseeing the investigation into the claims.

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