Nine House Democrats from New York — including the chairs of the powerful Oversight Committee and Judiciary Committee — issued statements within minutes of each other on Friday calling for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign in the wake of a sixth sexual harassment allegation.
Why it matters: Pressure for Cuomo to resign from his fellow Democrats has now reached the federal level. Ten of the 19 House Democrats from New York have now called for his resignation.
The list includes:
- House Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler
- House Oversight chair Carolyn Maloney
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- Rep. Jamal Bowman
- Rep. Mondaire Jones
- Rep. Grace Meng
- Rep. Yvette Clark
- Rep. Adriano Espaillat
- Rep. Nydia Velasquez
Rep. Kathleen Rice, another House Democrat from New York, had previously called for Cuomo's resignation.
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