The investigations into the multiple controversies facing Gov. Andrew Cuomo will continue to not elicit a public comment from the governor himself.
Cuomo on Wednesday declined to say whether he would resign if an investigation being conducted by Attorney General Letitia James into allegations of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior concludes he violated the law.
"Let's see what the review says and we'll take it from there," Cuomo said, pointing to his own time as attorney general and the efforts made to avoid public comments about investigations.
"I'm not going to have any comment on a review that's underway beyond that," he added.
The event on Wednesday was yet another split screen moment for New York politics. Cuomo was making an unrelated appearance at a mass vaccination site in Yonkers as the Democratic-led Assembly Judiciary Committee in Albany was meeting to discuss a widening impeachment investigation. That probe so far has questioned about 70 witnesses, according to committee chairman Charles Lavine.
Appearing alongside the governor at the event was Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. The event was held in her district and the city she lives in, but nevertheless raised eyebrows given her call for Cuomo to resign amid the harassment allegations.
Mike Murphy, a spokesman for the Senate Democratic conference, said in a statement her position has not changed.
“Her position on the governor has not changed," he said. "The Majority Leader has been pushing for more vaccinations at this site. Getting everyone vaccinated is most important.”
Multiple women have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment since February, and Cuomo has faced calls from prominent Democrats for him to step down.
Polling has shown a majority of New Yorkers continue to oppose the governor's resignation, and Cuomo has retained support from key parts of his base, including Democrats and Black voters.
Cuomo, meanwhile, has sought to place the public focus of his administration on expanding access to COVID-19 vaccinations. Still, the controversies have taken their toll on Cuomo, who a year ago rose to national prominence for his handling of the pandemic.
The harassment allegations from former aides and women who have interacted with him have cast the governor in a different light. Cuomo has denied any wrongdoing.
"You've watched me in public for many, many years," Cuomo said Wednesday when asked about his alleged behavior. "You know how I've behaved, the people of New York know how I've behaved...but let's see what the review says, the Assembly is doing a review, the attorney general is doing a review."