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Schumer, Gillibrand join fellow New York lawmakers in calling for Cuomo's resignation

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) became the latest New York politicians to call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign amid several allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate workplace behavior, joining the majority of both the state assembly and congressional delegation. In a joint statement, the senators said "it is clear" Cuomo has "lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York."

Earlier in the day, Lindsey Boylan, the first former aide to accuse Cuomo of sexually harassing her, called Schumer and Gillibrand "colossal cowards" and threatened to start a political action committee to oust them from office in the future if they continued to remain silent.

Once the senators issued their statement, Boylan said she was glad they "stepped up to the plate."

Meanwhile, Cuomo has remained defiant and there are no signs he plans to resign at the moment, though he hasn't responded directly to Schumer and Gillibrand.