Defiant NY governor refuses to resign over harassment claims

New York (AFP) – New York’s embattled Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday he will not step down amid a swirl of sexual harassment allegations and new calls by influential Democrats to quit his powerful post. “I am not going to resign. I did not do what has been alleged,” the 63-year-old Democrat said on a call to reporters. Cuomo also implored his critics to “wait for the facts” to emerge in a new investigation of the accusations. The governor first refused publicly to step down last week, but the crisis has only mushroomed since. A formal investigation was greenlighted this week to probe the cl…

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