ALBANY, N.Y. (WWTI) — During a daily press briefing on Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed violence that occurred in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2020.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the public on Friday and discussed violence that took place in the Capitol. He stated that these events occured following years of divide.
“I’ve seen a lot over the past four years with this administration,” said Governor Cuomo. “This was the result of a leader who for four years actually appealed to the worst in people, appealed to fear and racism and discrimination”
Following these statements, Governor Cuomo called on President Trump to resign.
Governor Cuomo said, “I believe President Trump should resign. If he doesn’t resign, I believe he should be impeached.” Adding, “impeachment also means the president doesn’t have the power to pardon, and some of the pardons this president has done are really reprehensible.”
Additionally, Governor Cuomo called on all New York federal officials to also call on resident Trump’s resignation rather than pushing for an impeachment; saying to “put principle over party.”
He stated to not to “put the country through an impeachment. Don’t wait for any cabinet action.”
Governor Cuomo also praised officials and representatives who have called on the President to resigned and stated that others are “complicit.”
During his briefing where he focused on the violence in the U.S. Capitol, he also commented on the lack of security forces. Governor Cuomo asked what happened to the police and security forces during the event.
He concluded by asking why the chaos lasted for song in saying “what signal does it send about the vulnerability of this nation?”