Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has not but joined the growing chorus of politicians calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, however throughout a Thursday morning look on The View, he was clear that the sexual harassment allegations towards the governor have to be investigated. Schumer added that the newest allegation from an aide who claims Cuomo summoned her to the Executive Mansion and groped her is “notably nauseating,” because it is probably the most severe accusation of misconduct but.
Sunny Hostin wasted no time earlier than asking Schumer, the senate majority chief, in regards to the sexual harassment controversy engulfing Cuomo throughout his interview this morning on The View. “Multiple ladies, together with former staff, have additionally made sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct conduct accusations towards Gov. Cuomo,” mentioned Hostin, a former prosecutor. “He has pledged to cooperate with the New York Attorney General’s unbiased investigation, and he is made it clear he is not resigning, however he did apologize if his conduct made anybody uncomfortable. Is that sufficient?”
“The allegations of those lady are very, very troubling,” replied Schumer. He was notably affected by an allegation that surfaced Wednesday night from a feminine workers member who claims Cuomo reached underneath her shirt and groped her whereas they had been alone in a personal room contained in the Executive Mansion, as reported by the Albany Times Union. The aide is the sixth lady to accuse Cuomo of inappropriate conduct, although he has denied all allegations of sexual harassment or assault.
“They all have to be regarded into,” Schumer mentioned of the allegations towards Cuomo. “I’ve all the time been strongly towards sexual harassment. It can not — can not — be tolerated. And it has been with us for too lengthy and in too many cases.”
Schumer added that he helps the investigation being performed by New York Attorney General Tish James, who he mentioned is “a really robust, good, and actually unbiased” investigator. “I imagine she is going to flip over each stone,” he instructed The View‘s co-hosts. “She has subpoena energy, each for paperwork and for people. [She] can subpoena anyone to return earlier than her. I imagine, a solution to your query, understanding her, that there will likely be no outdoors interference, no political interference. I’ve a whole lot of religion in her.”
Watch Sen. Schumer focus on the Cuomo harassment allegations within the clip above.