A gun store owner from Albany is calling for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after allegations of sexual harassment have surfaced.
Brien Olesen previously rented a billboard to criticize Cuomo for not doing enough to cause thousands of deaths due to COVID-19 in nursing homes. However, he has now changed the said ad to say “Resign Now!” instead of “Impeach!” after two former staff members accused the governor of sexual harassment. The billboard also featured a photo of the governor’s face below the bold, red text.
Olesen spoke to The New York Post, claiming that many New York citizens know Cuomo is “a liar,” “a bully,” and now, an alleged “sexual predator.”
Olesen also talked about the 15,000 COVID-19-related deaths in nursing homes. He said Cuomo also lied about this to the people.
At the moment, federal prosecutors are conducting an investigation into Cuomo’s administration. It allegedly withheld data about COVID-19 fatalities in nursing homes. With this, New York’s Attorney General’s Office is now looking for a private attorney who will lead an investigation into the sexual harassment accusations.
Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Cuomo
Last week, Lindsay Boylan, a former staff member of Cuomo’s team, alleged that the governor said he wanted them to play “strip poker” and that he kissed her without her permission.
Cuomo recently released a statement, denying that any harassment actually took place. He did apologize for the comments he made in the workplace but said that people may have “misinterpreted” him.
Olesen’s billboard can be found on the side of Highway 787 in Albany. It’s located close to the exit that leads to New York’s Capitol building, where the governor holds his office.
For Olesen, Cuomo does not have any credibility left as governor.
The governor’s office has yet to comment about the matter.