Richmond, VA – Today, the Virginia GOP called on Governor Ralph Northam and former Governor and current gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe to ask for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down as National Governors Association Chairman following three credible sexual harassment allegations. So far, Northam and McAuliffe have been 100% silent as Cuomo’s disturbing pattern of behavior against women has been exposed, while Democrats across the country are rightfully condemning him. Governor Cuomo was already facing a federal investigation after ordering COVID-positive patients into nursing homes, leading to the deaths of thousands of seniors across New York State.
“The deafening silence of Ralph Northam and Terry McAuliffe on Cuomo’s sickening pattern of sexual harassment against three different women is a slap in the face to all victims of sexual harassment and assault across Virginia,” said RPV Chairman Rich Anderson. “As Cuomo’s scandals pile up, Northam’s and McAuliffe’s silence demonstrates a disturbing lack of political courage and shows neither should be representing the Commonwealth of Virginia. They both must immediately call for Cuomo to step down as Chairman of the National Governors Association. Their silence is complicity.”