Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Monday that she believed that the recent sexual harassment allegations leveled against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo by two former staffers are credible and deserve to heard and investigated.
Pelosi then went on to join others in calling for an official and independent investigation into the allegations against Cuomo.
As The Hill reports:
In a statement, Pelosi said the two women who have accused Cuomo of harassment and inappropriate behavior should be taken seriously.
“The women who have come forward with serious and credible charges against Gov. Cuomo deserve to be heard and to be treated with dignity. The independent investigation must have due process and respect for everyone involved,” Pelosi said in a statement.
Cuomo has been accused by two former staffers of using language that made them uncomfortable and hinted at a desire for a sexual relationship. One of the accusers said Cuomo kissed her without consent.
Pelosi joins several members of Cuomo’s home-state delegation who called for an investigation over the weekend.