FACT CHECK: Did Andrew Cuomo Call On Joe Biden To Resign In A Tweet?

Brad Sylvester | Fact Check Reporter

A viral Instagram post allegedly shows a tweet from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that reads, “I call on Joe Biden to resign.”

 

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Verdict: False

There is no record of Cuomo sending the tweet.

Fact Check:

The tweet allegedly showing Cuomo calling for President Joe Biden to resign started circulating online after Biden said last week that he thought the governor should resign. Biden’s call for Cuomo to resign came following a report from the New York attorney general’s office that found Cuomo had sexually harassed multiple women, allegations which the governor denies, CNBC reported.

Featured in the tweet, supposedly sent from Cuomo’s verified Twitter account Aug. 3, are four photos of Biden interacting with women and girls. The purported tweet seemingly alludes to allegations of inappropriate behavior that surfaced against Biden during the 2020 election cycle.

There is, however, no record of Cuomo sending the tweet. It cannot be found on either of his verified Twitter accounts, @NYGovCuomo and @andrewcuomo. A review of ProPublica’s archive of Cuomo’s deleted tweets and archived versions of his Twitter accounts on the Wayback Machine also turned up nothing resembling the tweet in the viral Instagram post.

The Twitter handle @NYGov is the “official Twitter of New York State,” according to its Twitter bio. There is no evidence the account tweeted the statement about Biden, either. (RELATED: Did Andrew Cuomo Lift New York COVID-19 Restrictions 3 Days Before His Daughter’s Wedding?)

“No this tweet is not real,” said Jordan Bennett, a spokesperson for the governor, in an email to Check Your Fact.

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