Pelosi backs independent investigation, calls sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo “serious and credible”

In a new statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls two sexual harassment allegations against former Governor Cuomo “serious and credible”

“The women who have come forward with serious and credible charges against Gov. Cuomo deserve to be heard and to be treated with dignity,” Pelosi said.

“The independent investigation must have due process and respect for everyone involved.”

Several other Democrat lawmakers have expressed similar sentiments.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said Sunday “These allegations are serious and deeply concerning.”

Democrat Rep. Nydia Velazquez wrote:

For too long, women have been belittled into shame and silence by powerful men.

If we don’t move the needle, we are subjecting another generation of women to the same abuse.

I’m calling for a truly independent investigation into these allegations of the Governor’s behavior.