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Should Cuomo stay or should he go?

How your state lawmakers view the question

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under increasing pressure to step aside or resign while investigations into sexual harassment accusations by four women and his administration's handling of data Covid-19 deaths at nursing homes last year are carried out by State Attorney General Letitia James and the Assembly.

At the Herald, we wanted to know what the state lawmakers who represent the communities within our coverage area, on the North and South shores, are thinking. Should he resign? Stay put? 

The chart above, by Herald Photo Editor Christina Daly, gives their viewpoints in brief.

Five members of the State Senate delegations, all Democrats, said he should step aside for now, allowing Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul to assume his duties while the investigations are carried out.

In the Assembly, Democrat Judy Griffin, of Rockville Centre, said unequivocally that he should resign. Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, a Democrat from Elmont, is reserving her judgment for now.

Republican Assembly members David McDonough, John Mikulin, Missy Miller, Michael Montesano and Ed Ra all said that he should be impeached or he should resign.