New York City mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa plans to lead a protest Wednesday morning outside the Midtown Manhattan office of struggling New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“It’s time for Governor Cuomo to step down,” Sliwa said in a statement. “No more bickering. No more delay. Justice delayed is justice denied. Cuomo has to go now.”
“It’s time for Governor Cuomo to step down. No more bickering. No more delay. Justice delayed is justice denied. Cuomo has to go now.
Sliwa’s announcement came on Tuesday, after New York State Attorney General Letitia James released a 165-page report in which she found Cuomo sexually harassed several women and retaliated against a former employee who had complained about him.
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“If that’s not a statement about why Cuomo has to leave, I don’t know what it is,” Sliwa said in a video he posted on Twitter.
Sliwa noted that Cuomo “was so quick to pass judgment” when other politicians were accused of sexual harassment.
Cuomo has denied the allegations, but a long list of fellow Democrats – including President Biden – called on Cuomo to step down in response to James’ report.
Sliwa, who won the city’s Republican mayor’s primary in early July, will stage the protest at 633 Third Avenue on the East Side of Manhattan, according to a Republican campaign statement.
The 67-year-old founder of the anti-crime group Guardian Angels will take on Democrat Eric Adams, a retired New York City police officer, in the city’s general municipal election in November.
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In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Adams also called on Cuomo to step down – or face impeachment from the New York State Assembly if he doesn’t.
But Sliwa noted that Adams recently made a public appearance with Cuomo,
The city’s current mayor, Bill de Blasio, who also called on Cuomo to step down, will step down at the end of his term due to the city’s term limit laws.
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