De Blasio says Cuomo should be charged: 'Clearly, there's grounds for prosecution'

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NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo should face criminal charges after an independent investigation by the state attorney general substantiated allegations of sexual harassment by 11 women against the governor.

Asked on “CBS This Morning” if Cuomo should be criminally charged, de Blasio said, “It looks like it.”

Pressed further by correspondent David Begnaud, de Blasio said, “Yeah. If you assault a woman, if you do something against her will sexually, that's criminal. And the Albany County District Attorney is looking at that and I think he should be charged.”