President Biden refused to say in a new interview that Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign immediately despite multiple sexual harassment allegations — even as a growing number of prominent Democrats call for him to step down.
Biden was asked about the scandal by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview set to air Wednesday on “Good Morning America.”
“If the investigation confirms the claims of the woman, should he resign?” the host asks Biden.
“Yes, I think he’ll probably end up being prosecuted too,” the president says.
Stephanopoulos then noted how Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and the “majority of the [New York] Congressional delegation” don’t believe he can bean effective governor anymore — and asked if he agrees.
“Well, that’s a judgement for them to make about their state whether he can be effective,” he responded.
Biden had previously taken a similar softer stance when asked about the mounting accusations against Cuomo, saying he wanted to see what comes of the probes first.