Pelosi Calls Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Cuomo ‘Serious And Credible’

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called the sexual harassment allegations against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “serious and credible” and said there should be an independent investigation.

Pelosi released a statement Monday, saying there needs to be due process and that the allegations deserve to be heard.

“The women who have come forward with serious and credible charges against Gov. Cuomo deserve to be heard and to be treated with dignity. The independent investigation must have due process and respect for everyone involved,” Pelosi said in a statement.

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks at Riverside Church during morning worship on the inequities in the Trump administration’s vaccine distribution plan. The Governor declared that New York State will mobilize an army to vaccinate all New Yorkers fairly, equitably. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Two different former employees, Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett, have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment in the workplace. Cuomo apologized Sunday to anyone who misunderstood his “levity and banter” as “unwanted flirtation.” (RELATED: What You Need To Know About Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Cuomo)

Cuomo also said that he understands now that some of his interactions “may have been insensitive or too personal” and said “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation,” adding, “To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.”

A number of Democrats in Congress have also called for an investigation into Cuomo’s alleged behavior, including many New York representatives.