Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, on Monday offered Democrats advice after a third woman came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of NY. She issued a statement on Twitter on Monday night after the New York Timespublished a photograph showing the governor touching the cheeks of 33-year-old Anna Ruch at a wedding reception in 2019. James' office told ABC News Monday evening it read Ruch's account in the Times and will decide whether to incorporate it into the just-launched investigation.
Cuomo responded over the weekend to accusations of harassment from two former female staff members by saying his actions were attempts at being amusing and were misinterpreted.
After the third accuser stepped forward, Rep. Kathleen Rice, a Long Island Democrat, said "the time has come" for Cuomo to step down. The matter should be referred to James' office so that she can conduct a transparent, independent and thorough investigation with subpoena power, Gillibrand said.
He also denied ever inappropriately touching anyone, a direct contradiction to the latest allegations against him.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the beleaguered governor of the country's fourth most populous state apologised saying things he might have said may have been misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation - as the State's Attorney General proceeds with an investigation into the allegations. She said that Cuomo told her he was lonely and looking for a girlfriend.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that he found the allegations troubling, but did not call for Cuomo's resignation.
Assemblyman Billy Jones of Chateaugay Lake is one of the Democrats who has previously voted to revoke Cuomo's powers.
Cuomo did not respond to Bennett's statement Monday.
Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas said the accusations and Mr. Cuomo's handling of Covid-19 in the state's nursing homes were deeply concerning.
Boylan, 36, alleged that the governor had given her an unsolicited kiss on the lips, suggested that they play strip poker and went "out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs". Ruch if he could kiss her and, according to Ms.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials have said that while Cuomo is under investigation, he should cede emergency powers he's held since the pandemic began, almost a year ago. In a statement Sunday, he acknowledged that he had teased people about their personal lives in an attempt to be "playful" and amusing.
In a statement, the governor said: "I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended". 'I felt so uncomfortable and embarrassed when really he is the one who should have been embarrassed, ' Ruch said. "It makes me feel sick".
Bennett rejected Cuomo's attempted apology, in which he said he'd been trying to be "playful" and that his jokes had been misinterpreted as flirting.
Assemblyman Matt Simpson, R-Horicon, said while he was glad the Legislature was acting on a "way overdue" action, he was unhappy the Democratic Assembly and Senate leaders made this decision without involving Republican members.
As of Saturday, 4.55 million people had received at least one shot of an AstraZeneca , Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. However, she did urge people to take the shot when they are feeling in good health.
The Lexington health department this week opened its vaccine clinic to eligible 1C residents for the first time. The high mark was back on January 8, when there were 131,921 COVID patients in USA hospitals.
They would also have to face a daunting variety of loopholes, such as companies shifting workers to independent contractor status. One of them, Senator Jon Tester, told reporters they discussed "targeting" the funds in the legislation.
Those in attendance at CPAC responded by making Trump their overwhelming favorite to win the Republican nomination in 2024. While doing so, Trump teased a possible 2024 run, bolstered by the CPAC straw poll.
Recent polls have given Biden a job approval rating well past 50 per cent, a strong showing from Americans. Trump's remarks marked his first public appearance since he left the White House on January 20.
Old Saybrook Police Chief Michael Spera says in statement: "The individual has targeted those who we count on to save lives". He's waiting for extradition to CT on a warrant filed by Middletown related to the Old Saybrook incident, Makuc said.
Psaki announced Tuesday that the federal government would invoke the Defense Production Act to assist Johnson & Johnson and Merck. One would make the vaccine and the other would handle inserting the vaccine into vials and ensuring strict quality controls.
In an unsworn statement she claimed the incident happened in 1988 after a night of drinking and dancing in Kings Cross. The attorney-general said the woman's parents did not deserve the "frenzied politicisation" over the past few days.
On Feb. 16 a rocket attack on US -led forces in northern Iraq killed a civilian contractor and injured a USA service member. Washington has blamed these on Shiite militias attempting to pressure the USA into withdrawing from the country.
Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination as budget chief
Tanden needed just 51 votes in an evenly-divided Senate , with Vice President Kamala Harris acting as a tiebreaker. Her past actions have demonstrated exactly the kind of animosity that President Biden has pledged to transcend".
Israel blames Iran for blast on Israeli-owned ship
Associated Press journalists saw the hulking Israeli-owned MV Helios Ray sitting at dry dock facilities at Dubai's Port Rashid. Vessel and crew are safe", the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said in an advisory notice on Friday.