It is a stunning fact to many Americans around the United States that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo still has a job. And not only does the governor have a job despite credible allegations of sexual predator-like behavior, his nursing home decree led to the deaths of thousands of seniors.
On Tuesday, however, there are rising demands within the Democratic Party that Cuomo resign: New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are all calling on Cuomo to step down.
Earlier on Tuesday, the New York state Attorney General came forward with yet another announcement that Andrew Cuomo stands accused of sexually harasssing 11 different women, including several that worked in the governor’s office.
The state Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday said her investigation has found that Cuomo engaged in “unwelcome and nonconsensual touching.” He made comments of a sexually “suggestive” nature. His conduct also allegedly created a “hostile work environment for women.”
“We also conclude that the Executive Chamber’s culture — one filled with fear and intimidation, while at the same time normalizing the Governor’s frequent flirtations and gender-based comments — contributed to the conditions that allowed the sexual harassment to occur and persist,” state investigators concluded in a report. “That culture also influenced the improper and inadequate ways in which the Executive Chamber has responded to allegations of harassment.”
“I believe women. And I believe these 11 women,” James said at the press conference.
New York City Mayor de Blasio, who has engaged in a public feud with Governor Andrew Cuomo for years, pivoted on Tuesday from his authoritarian city-wide decree that citizens must show COVID vaccine passports to use basic services, to slamming Cuomo and demanding he resign or be impeached.
“It is beyond clear that Andrew Cuomo is not fit to hold office and can no longer serve as Governor. He must resign, and if he continues to resist and attack the investigators who did their jobs, he should be impeached immediately,” de Blasio said in a statement.
“The Attorney General’s detailed and thorough report substantiates many disturbing instances of severe misconduct. Andrew Cuomo committed sexual assault and sexual harassment, and intimidated a whistleblower. It is disqualifying,” de Blasio added.
Violating the constitutional rights of Americans and killing thousands of Americans with reckless decrees is even more “disqualifying.” But don’t expect petty tyrants like Cuomo and de Blasio to resign anytime soon.
NYC’s Socialist Mayor De Blasio Makes Good on Promise the ‘Voluntary Phase is Over,’ Issues COVID Passport Mandate
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