Statement from Senator Mattera Renewing Call for Governor Cuomo to Resign

New York State Capital

I want to thank the brave women who courageously stood up to tell their stories of harassment by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.  This is truly a sad day for our state, and it is time for the Governor to do the right thing for the good of New York’s future.

Since these troubling allegations were first brought to light, I have supported an independent investigation to uncover the full truth and bring justice for these women.  Now that the Attorney General’s report has confirmed and corroborated these disturbing actions, I am renewing my call for the Governor to resign immediately.

If he does not, I call on the Assembly to take swift action to remove him from office.  While I would hope that the hardworking men and women of New York can be spared the expense and damage such action would cause, it is vital that the Assembly Democratic Conference act on behalf of the residents if Governor Cuomo continues to refuse to step aside.

The reality is that this continuing cloud hanging over our state is impeding our ability to govern.  It cannot be allowed to impede the much-needed work that must be done to recover from the ongoing COVID crisis.  The residents of our state need to know that their government will not allow any distractions to impede those efforts to rebuild our economy, help our businesses grow and create the jobs that our residents need.