Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D—CA) described the allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as “credible” and “serious” in an interview on Wednesday, as calls grew for him to resign or face impeachment over numerous scandals.
Speaking to MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the Democratic leader said the party had “zero tolerance” for sexual misconduct after a sixth accuser recently came forward against the New York governor and alleged he “aggressively groped” her at his private residence last year.
“These are credible and serious allegations, charges, and the women must be respected as they go forward,” Ms Pelosi said. “Let’s see that investigation [go forward] in the interest of the women, so that they can have their allegations heard.”
“We have zero tolerance for the behavior that is alleged against the governor,” she added when asked if Mr Cuomo should resign. “I think he is a supporter of zero tolerance in terms of sexual harassment. So, it would follow that if you have zero tolerance, then that would again be a decision we would hope that the governor would make.”