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President Joe Biden said that Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign if sexual misconduct allegations against him are confirmed to be true.
The president discussed the slew of allegations against the governor with ABC Newsâ€™ George StephanopoulosÂ in an exclusive interview Tuesday. The embattled governor is being investigated by both the state attorney generalâ€™s office for allegations of workplace sexual misconduct and by the Department of Justice for his role in knowingly undercounting the deaths of New York nursing home patients.
â€œI know you said you want the investigation to continue,â€ Stephanopoulos said to Biden, according to ABC. â€œIf the investigation confirms the claims of the women, should he resign?â€
â€œYes,â€ Biden said. â€œI think heâ€™ll probably end up being prosecuted, too.â€
â€œThere should be an investigation to determine whether what she says is true,â€ Biden said, apparently referring to one of Cuomoâ€™s accusers. â€œThatâ€™s whatâ€™s going on now.â€
EXCLUSIVE: @GStephanopoulos on Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "If the investigation confirms the claims of the women, should he resign?"
— ABC News (@ABC) March 17, 2021
Stephanopoulos pointed out to Biden that the majority of the New York Democratic congressional delegationÂ calledÂ for Cuomoâ€™s resignation and â€œdonâ€™t think he can be an effective governor right now.â€
â€œCan he serve effectively,â€ Stephanopoulos asked Biden.
â€œWell, thatâ€™s a judgment for them to make,â€ the president responded, adding that â€œa woman should be presumed telling the truth and should not be scapegoated and become victimized by her coming forward.â€
â€œTakes a lot of courage to come forward,â€ the president said. â€œSo, the presumption is they should be taken seriously. And it should be investigated. And thatâ€™s whatâ€™s underway now.â€
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