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‘Politics at its worst’ says Cuomo as he rebuffs calls for his resignation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo again said he would not resign in the wake of a series of sexual misconduct accusations leveled against him by young women.

“I did not do what has been alleged, period,” said Cuomo during a conference call with the media on Friday (March 12). “I won’t speculate about people’s possible motives.”

Cuomo also took aim at politicians who have called for his resignation.

Earlier on Friday, Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler and several other New York political leaders joined calls for Cuomo to resign. At least 15 of the 27 members of New York’s U.S. congressional delegation have called on Cuomo to step down.

“Politicians who don’t know a single fact, but yet form a conclusion and then opinion are in my opinion reckless and dangerous,” Cuomo said. “The people of New York should not have confidence in a politician who takes a position without knowing any facts or substance. That, my friends, is politics at its worst.”

Six women have made accusations against the governor.

Cuomo, 63, has denied all allegations by the women, most of whom are former aides. He has said he never touched anyone inappropriately and has apologized if his behavior ever made people feel uncomfortable.

Cuomo has asked the public to await the results of an ongoing investigation led by the state Attorney General Letitia James’ office before making judgment.

(Production: Angela Moore)

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