WATCH: NY AG James calls for independent investigation into Cuomo sexual harassment claims

NY Attorney General Leticia James, a fellow Democrat, is calling for an independent probe into sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Two separate former aides have accused the embattled Cuomo of sexual harassment.

James tweeted:

Allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously.

There must be a truly independent investigation to thoroughly review these troubling allegations against the governor, and I stand ready to oversee that investigation and make any appointments necessary.

Given state law, this can only be accomplished through an official referral from the governor’s office and must include subpoena power.

I urge the governor to make this referral immediately.