Defiant Cuomo rejects calls to resign

The embattled New York governor, who is facing allegations of inappropriate behavior and an investigation into nursing home deaths from COVID-19, is ignoring calls for his resignation from lawmakers.
1:57 | 03/08/21

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Now to more trouble for new York governor Andrew Cuomo as more women come forward accusing him of inappropriate behavior and a top state democratic leader is now calling for him to resign. Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: This morning, embattled New York governor Cuomo on the defense, facing allegations of the inappropriate behavior including harassment and an investigation into alleged underreporting of covid nursing home deaths. Top state Democrats now urging for his resignation. Declaring, we need to govern without daily distraction for the good of the state, governor Cuomo must resign. But the three-time governor is making one thing clear -- There's no way I resign. Let's do the attorney general investigation. Let's get the findings. Reporter: The growing calls for him to step down come after more allegations and what former staffers tell the Washington post was a hostile toxic workplace environment. Karen Hinton, now telling the paper Cuomo invited her to his hotel room after a work event in 2000 alleging embracing her intimately. It was not just a hug, it was an intimate embrace. I pulled away. He brought me back. I pulled away again. And said, look, I need some sleep. Reporter: Cuomo denying all allegations. The governor says it would be antidemocratic of him to resign before the state attorney general completes the investigation into those allegations. Cuomo also says he will not be distracted by the work that needs to be done by this or the political differences he may have with those individuals calling for him to step down. Now to jury selection

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