Governor: Cohoes Mayor “Must Resign”
Amidst a slew of domestic allegations pitted against Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a stern statement on Sunday afternoon. Cuomo called for the dismissal of the Cohoes Mayor stating that he 'must resign'.
A story published in the Times Union recently documented physical and violent confrontations between Morse and his wife and youngest daughter. The allegations stem from a 9-11 call placed back in November by the Mayor's wife in which, according to the article, Morse 'grabbed her by the neck and that she suffered scratches as he threw her to the floor in their residence.'
The Times Union story also mentions an alleged incident in which Morse 'grabbed their youngest daughter by the hair and threw her to the ground'. The incident was relayed to Times Union reporter Brendon Lyons by a person 'familiar with the daughter's allegations' who did so under the guise of anonymity.
According to News Channel 13, Governor Cuomo calls the alleged incidents 'frightening and egregious' and that Morse 'cannot continue to serve and must resign.'
The News Channel 13 story also states that according to the Governor, New York State Police have reopened their investigation into the mayor.