WASHINGTON – The White House is now responding to sexual misconduct allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The Governor met virtually with President Joe Biden on Thursday during the National Governors Association’s winter meeting.
This just days after former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan says Cuomo gave her an unwanted kiss on the lips in 2018.
According to a post she wrote on blog site “Medium,” Cuomo blocked her from leaving his office after a one-one-one briefing, and kissed her.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the allegations should be investigated.
“When a person comes forward, they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect,” said Psaki. “Their voice should be heard, not silenced, and any allegations should be reviewed.”
She says the White House will continue to help the state, communicating with Cuomo.
“Governor Cuomo is the governor of one of the largest states in the country that has been one of the hardest hit with millions of people still suffering from an ongoing pandemic and an economic crisis,” she furthered. “Our focus is to continue working with governors from across the country, from a range of states on how we’re helping people in their states.”
Cuomo firmly denied the allegations through his press secretary, also reiterating his denial that he once suggested Boylan and former staffers play strip poker while on a flight.