Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday called the allegations leveled against Republican Dean Skelos “deeply disturbing” but declined to back growing calls for him to step aside as majority leader of the state Senate.

“I don’t have the option of picking who they pick as their leaders,” Cuomo said. “They pick a Senate leader, I will work with that leader.”

Nevertheless, Cuomo added that he wouldn’t want the situation in the GOP-controlled Senate to devolve to the point where nothing is being accomplished legislatively as Albany enters the final weeks of the year’s legislative session.

“There’s a lot of work to do and what I’m most concerned about is that the government functions and the operation happens because the government serves the people,” Cuomo told reoprters in Syracuse earlier today.

Skelos, the Republican leader in the Senate since 2008, faces a half dozen corruption charges alongside his adult son Adam. The charges stem from Skelos allegedly using his official power to aid the company that employed Adam Skelos, AbTech.

The case, in part, has focused on Glenwood Management, an investor in AbTech and a prolific campaign donor who Skelos sought to exert influence over, according to an unsealed criminal complaint.

Cuomo, too, has accepted campaign donations from Glenwood and its principles, which include developer Leonard Litwin.

The governor indicated he will continue to receive contributions from the company.

“I don’t believe anyone has said Glenwood has done anything wrong,” he said.

Cuomo added: “They are a donor of mine, they are a donor of many elected officials across the state. That’s basically the interaction.”

The state Legislature is once again facing this year another top lawmaker facing corruption charges. Earlier in the year, Speaker Sheldon Silver was forced to step down from his post after he was arrested on separate corruption charges.

At the time, Cuomo declined to say whether Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, should step down the position he wielded almost unquestioning influence from for more than 20 years.

Calls for Skelos to step aside have grown in the last two days: At least four Republicans in the Senate have call for him to resign as leader, as have several county chairs, including John Jay LaValle of Suffolk County.

Democrats in the Senate earlier today sought unsuccessfully to force a leadership vote in the chamber and later walked out of the chamber in protest.

Senate Democrats and other Skelos critics have questioned whether he can effectively negotiate major end-of-session issues such as an extension of rent control regulations as well as the 421a property tax abatement, both of which expire this year.

Cuomo wouldn’t weigh in on whether he feels comfortable negotiating those issues with Skelos, who is accused of placing undue influence on those measures the last time they were negotiated in Albany.

“My job is to work with whoever they send me and to try to get to yes,” Cuomo said, “and to try to make the relationship work.”