New Hampshire Democrats have joined in a call to rally support for embattled New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in a key swing state.
The rally is expected to take place Monday at the Statehouse, according to a spokeswoman for the Democratic Party of New York.
Aides to both de Blasio and Speaker Nancy Pelosi say the event will be about a series of issues and policy positions that will resonate in New York, including de Blasio’s plans to close schools and close state parks.
The event comes as de Blasio faces mounting pressure to resign amid allegations that he illegally used taxpayer money to help fund an illegal political committee.
De Blasio has denied the allegations, but he has faced growing pressure to step aside in the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations by former aides.
On Sunday, de Blasio addressed his own sexual harassment allegations, saying he “stands fully behind” women who have come forward.
The push to hold the rally comes as Democrats are hoping to capitalize on their gains in states like New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, where voters are turning away from Republican President Donald Trump.
DeBlasio has faced pressure from Republicans to resign after a series, including a video released Sunday in which he is heard boasting about groping women.
He is under fire for not publicly apologizing to women who accused him of sexual misconduct.
He faces pressure from New York Democratic lawmakers, who have called for his resignation, as well as some outside groups that are backing him.
The state party said it will hold a news conference Monday morning at noon to announce the rally and invite reporters.
De Blasio, who has faced a barrage of criticism over his handling of the crisis, has been in the news in recent weeks for his handling the NYPD’s deadly subway bombing in the city on July 18, when he was mayor.
A New York Times report revealed that de Blasio had used a secret police program in 2014 to monitor a political group that was calling for de Blasio to step down, and he was later found in contempt of court for refusing to cooperate with a court order.
The newspaper reported that deBlasio used the program in 2016 to monitor members of a nonprofit group that had called for him to resign.
DeRozan and the mayor have both come under fire after Trump criticized them over the police killings.
On Monday, deRozac said he would resign his seat in the New York State Senate.
The president has also said that he would support the resignation of New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie, who is leading the race for governor.