Rep. Elise Stefanik calls on Gov. Cuomo to resign

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a “criminal sexual predator” who “must immediately resign” over a former aide’s detailed sexual-harassment allegations, a member of Congress from upstate New York said Wednesday.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Glens Falls) also said that “any elected official who does not immediately call for his resignation is complicit in allowing a sexual predator to continue leading the great state of New York.”

Stefanik’s remarks came after Lindsey Boylan, now a Democratic candidate for Manhattan borough president, published an online essay in which she accused Cuomo of kissing her “on my lips” without warning following a 2018 meeting in his Manhattan office.

“Governor Cuomo has earned his title as Worst Governor in America, and now every New Yorker knows that he is a criminal sexual predator,” Stefanik said in a prepared statement.

“I have served in Congress during the height of the #MeToo movement leading to resignations and retirements of my colleagues. Sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the workplace is not a political issue, it is about right and wrong. Governor Cuomo must immediately resign.”

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-The Bronx) also tweeted about Boylan’s accusations: “I have no doubt that this is true.”

“I’ve witnessed similar behavior, and it’s unacceptable,” Biaggi added.

“While the abuse lies mainly with the abuser, the abuse also extends to those who help keep it silent. They are complicit too.”

Cuomo’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but he’s previously denied Boylan’s allegations as “just not true.”

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