Area political reaction to Cuomo report

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MID-HUDSON – Public officials are speaking out over the report that found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed current and past female state workers and others.

State Senator Mike Martucci (R, New Hampton) said based o0n the attorney general’s investigative findings, Cuomo is “utterly unfit to continue to serve as governor.”

Senator James Skoufis (D, Cornwall) called the report “damning” and said Cuomo’s “gobsmacking attempt to deflect, explain away, and position himself as the victim of misinformation is beyond unacceptable.” Skoufis said for the good of the state, Cuomo should resign.

Senator Pete Harckham (D, Mt. Kisco) said not only should Cuomo resign, but “Those on his staff involved in the unlawful retaliation and coverup of the crimes must also resign.”
Congressman Mondaire Jones (D, NY-17) reiterated the demand he made in March when he called on Cuomo to step down.

Ulster County Executive Patrick Ryan, a Democrat, said Cuomo’s actions “were not only morally reprehensible, but also violated multiple state and federal laws.” Ryan said Cuomo is “unfit for public office and must resign immediately.”