Biden speaks out on sexual harassment following Cuomo report

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President Joe Biden is due to make comments following a shocking report released Tuesday alleging that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually molested at least 11 women.

The 165-page report, the result of months of investigation by investigators from New York Attorney General Letitia James, included interviews with 179 witnesses and a review of tens of thousands of documents.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the White House’s message to Cuomo’s accuser is that all women who have “had this type of experience … deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.”

Biden’s remarks were originally intended to focus on his administration’s efforts to vaccinate more Americans and people around the world.

The president is expected to announce that the US has donated and shipped more than 110 million doses of Covid vaccines to more than 60 countries to help fight the overseas pandemic.

Biden will also detail efforts to increase vaccination rates in the United States, facing a surge in infections and hospital admissions caused by the highly contagious Delta variant.

The president is also expected to mark the US meeting its target set in May of providing 70% of US adults with at least one vaccination. The government achieved this goal a month later than desired.

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