White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told CNN Sunday that the President favors an “independent review” of harassment allegations that recently emerged against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“There should be an independent review looking into these allegations, and that’s certainly something he supports, and we believe should move forward as quickly as possible,” Psaki said.
It comes after two former aides of the Dem. Governor, Charlotte Bennett, and Lindsey Boylan alleged he had inappropriately acted towards them.
“They’re serious. It was hard to read that story as a woman, and that process should move forward as quickly as possible, and that’s something we all support and the president supports.”
Cuomo’s Special Counsel and Senior Adviser said in a statement that the governor “has requested an independent review and all staff will cooperate in that endeavor,” adding that “Former Federal Judge Barbara Jones will lead the review.”
Psaki insisted that harassment victims should be heard and given a chance to speak out when asked whether or not Biden believes the women’s allegations.
“President Biden has been consistent that he believes that every woman should be heard, should be treated with respect and with dignity. Charlotte should be treated with respect and dignity, so should Lindsey,” she said.