Things are not going all that well for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the hits just keep on coming.
Cuomo has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior by half a dozen women in recent weeks, all with their own particular brands of ickiness to them. Cuomo was a grade-A creep by these accounts, and there are no shortage of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who’ve suggested he step down.
But even before he became known as the “grabby governor”, Cuomo was mired in a tragic controversy after sending COVID-19 patients to nursing homes throughout New York State. That decision cost a lot of lives, and Cuomo was then caught attempting to cover it all up.
It is because of this horrible travesty that one lawmaker believes Cuomo is about to be gone.
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As mourners gathered outside a Brooklyn nursing home nearly a year after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a directive requiring them to admit residents with coronavirus, Democratic State Assemblyman Ron Kim promised accountability.
Kim, whose uncle died in a nursing home after exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, spoke at the “We Care Memorial Wall” on Sunday, joining others who lost loved ones.
Kim has been a vocal critic of the governor after he claimed Cuomo wanted him to help cover up his administration’s intentional withholding of statistics of nursing home deaths. Kim claims that Cuomo threatened to have him “destroyed” after he refused to go along with Cuomo’s explanation for why the data was kept from state lawmakers.
And Kim absolutely scorched Cuomo with his remarks.
“This is about decent human beings coming together taking on the most powerful politician in the state of New York because together decency will win,” he said. “And together we will get to the truth. And that’s why I know–I know that this governor will be held accountable, that I know that his reign of abusive power will end soon. Because there are way too many decent people in the city of New York to let this guy go unchecked.”
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