Below are the full statements put out today from New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
Governor Cuomo deserves due process but in the midst of a pandemic, we cannot afford the huge distraction of him defending himself on multiple fronts. We agree with Stewart-Cousins that Cuomo must resign now.
We don't carry any weight, unfortunately, but the leaders of the UFT, the AFT and NYSUT do. It is time for Michael Mulgrew, Andy Pallotta and Randi Weingarten to step up and back Stewart-Cousins.
The Senate Majority Leader's statement in full:
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie's statement: