Harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, have caused a crisis in the United States. Speaking for the first time, President Joe Biden said the outcome of the investigation should be awaited.
The debate in the US over allegations of sexual harassment by six women against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, remains on the agenda.
At the White House, responding to reporters’ questions about the issue, the new U.S. president, Joe Biden, said, “The investigation is ongoing and I think we need to see what it brings us.”
Biden’s statement contradicted other key figures in his own party who called on Cuomo to resign.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said the women’s allegations should be treated with respect and that it was serious. “The governor loves New York, he should look into his heart about whether he can effectively run the state,” Pelosi said.
On March 12, the New York State Legislature decided to open an impeachment investigation against Cuomo over sexual harassment allegations made by six women.