Biden's lifeline for Cuomo: President says 'we should see' the results of the NY governor sexual harassment probe after weekend in Delaware with his family

 Joe Biden told reporters at the White House he wanted to see the outcome of the investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is facing pressure to resign over sexual harassment allegations.

Asked if Cuomo should resign, Biden told reporters: 'I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us.'

Cuomo faces accusations of sexual harassment leveled by seven young women and has come under pressure from revelations that his administration withheld the number of nursing home residents killed by COVID-19 in the state.

Joe Biden is seen on Sunday evening returning to the White House and asked about Cuomo

Joe Biden is seen on Sunday evening returning to the White House and asked about Cuomo

Joe and Jill Biden return to the White House Sunday with their grandson Hunter and his friend

Joe and Jill Biden return to the White House Sunday with their grandson Hunter and his friend

Governor Cuomo (pictured) continued to resist calls for him to resign on Friday

Governor Cuomo (pictured) continued to resist calls for him to resign on Friday

Biden insists on waiting for Cuomo investigation outcome
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However Nancy Pelosi refused on Sunday to call for Cuomo's resignation - despite claiming she has a 'zero tolerance' rule with sexual assault and harassment accusations.


'The governor should look inside his heart – he loves New York – to see if he can govern effectively,' the House speaker told ABC's 'This Week'.


'What I said at the time that these revelations came forward, I said what these women have said must be treated with respect,' she continued. 

'They are credible and serious charges, and then I called for an investigation. I have confidence in the Attorney General of New York. 

'Again, with all respect in the world for what these women have come forward and said.'

Biden is pictured with Cuomo at a 9/11 commemoration in Manhattan in 2020

Biden is pictured with Cuomo at a 9/11 commemoration in Manhattan in 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wouldn't call on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign on Sunday, despite claiming she has 'no tolerance' for sexual harassment and assault

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wouldn't call on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign on Sunday, despite claiming she has 'no tolerance' for sexual harassment and assault

'No tolerance,' she insisted when ABC News host George Stephanopoulos asked if Cuomo can still be an effective leader. 

'And this is a subject very near and dear to my heart. This is – no tolerance for sexual harassment. I'll let the world know that.'

'But you're not calling on him to resign right now?' Stephanopoulos pushed.

'I think we should see the results of the [investigation],' she said of the attorney general probe into the allegations. 

New York Governor Cuomo faces growing calls for his resignation
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Charlotte Bennett, 25, accused Cuomo of propositioning her in his office in June

Charlotte Bennett, 25, accused Cuomo of propositioning her in his office in June 

Anna Ruch, 33, said that Cuomo tried to kiss her at a wedding
Ana Liss, now 35, was an aide to Cuomo and claimed he repeatedly kissed her on the cheek and made her uncomfortable

Anna Ruch (left) and Ana Liss both accused Cuomo of inappropriate behavior

Karen Hinton, a former press aide, alleged that Cuomo summoned her to his hotel room in 2000
Journalist Jessica Bakeman wrote about sexism and awkward encounters with Cuomo in New York magazine

Karen Hinton (left), a press aide, and Jessica Bakeman accused Cuomo of inappropriate actions

Lindsey Boylan, a former Cuomo aide, came out in December with allegations against him ¿ she further detailed her experience in a February post to Medium

Lindsey Boylan, a former Cuomo aide, came out in December with allegations against him – she further detailed her experience in a February post to Medium

Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York, reiterated on Sunday his call for Cuomo - a fellow Democrat, but a frequent rival - to resign. 

'I think he'll try to hold out,' de Blasio predicted of Cuomo during an interview on CBS News' Face the Nation. 

'I think he is used to getting things his way, and it's been almost an imperial governorship. 

'But I got to tell you, the folks in this state and the political leadership don't believe him anymore. He doesn't have any credibility.'


De Blasio continued: 'So I think an impeachment proceeding will begin, and I think he will be impeached and perhaps right before that he'll decide to resign. That's probably the most likely outcome right now.

'But I've got to tell you something. 

'He should resign right now because he's holding up our effort to fight COVID. He's literally in the way of us saving lives right now.' 

On Friday, New York's two senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and multiple members of the state's congressional delegation, including leading liberal voice Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, called on Cuomo to step down.

Schumer and Gillibrand released a joint statement Friday afternoon, saying that their state had lost confidence in the 63-year-old.

'Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct,' they wrote.

'Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York. Governor Cuomo should resign.'

Both had previously said an independent investigation into the allegations against Cuomo was essential.

Shortly after the Senators' joint statement was released, House Intelligence Chairman and California Rep. Adam Schiff also urged Cuomo to resign. 

'I don't think he can carry on,' Schiff told Wolf Blitzer on CNN. 

Meanwhile, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapooli tweeted: 'These allegations are extremely disturbing and are impairing Governor Cuomo’s ability to lead, as our state struggles through a crisis and must make critical budget decisions. It is time for him to step down.'

Pressure is growing on Cuomo as a seventh woman alleged sexual harassment in a first-person essay published in New York magazine on Friday. 

Additionally, 30 women spoke to the same publication claiming they experienced bullying while working for the governor. 

But a defiant Cuomo told reporters in a conference call Friday that he will not bow to 'cancel culture' by tending his resignation. He then hit out at colleagues who are calling for him to go. 

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A protestor sits outside the New York State Capitol on Friday demanding Cuomo resign

A protestor sits outside the New York State Capitol on Friday demanding Cuomo resign

A group also gathered Friday to protest over the nursing home COVID scandal (pictured)

A group also gathered Friday to protest over the nursing home COVID scandal (pictured)

WH won't say if Biden believes Governor Cuomo should resign
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'Politicians take positions for all sorts of reasons including political expediency and bowing to pressure,' he stated. 

'People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture and the truth... let the review proceed.

'I am not going to resign. I was not elected by the politicians. I was elected by the people - part of this is that I am not part of the political club and you know what, I'm proud of it.'

On Friday evening, Cuomo was seen looking strained as he paced up and down outside the Governor's Mansion in Albany with his daughter, Mariah.

At one point, the governor draped a blanket over his shoulders as he spoke into the phone while sipping from a bottle of Saratoga Springs water. 

Cuomo is pictured outside the Governor's Mansion in Albany with his daughter on Friday

Cuomo is pictured outside the Governor's Mansion in Albany with his daughter on Friday 

Cuomo draped a blanket around his shoulders and appeared to be in a downcast mood

Cuomo draped a blanket around his shoulders and appeared to be in a downcast mood

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