March 11, 2021 – Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she has asked for Governor Andrew Cuomo to step aside.
“Over the past weeks, we’ve learned of the harrowing reports exposing the undercounting and attempted cover-up surrounding the state’s COVID-19 nursing home deaths, ongoing sexual harassment allegations, and reports of structural deficiencies on the Mario M. Cuomo/Tappan Zee Bridge.
I firmly believe in due process and all investigations must continue, but the government must also continue to function. There is a cloud that hangs over this Governor which distracts us from the COVID- 19 crisis and recovery plans. Our priority is to ensure that we work to meet the needs of all the residents of New York and the Governor stepping down will make sure that our work is not compromised.”