So long, Andrew Cuomo: Your political career’s days are numbered.
How anyone cannot understand the severity of Cuomo’s situation is baffling. The New York State Governor was already dealing with the fallout from his decision to send COVID patients into nursing homes, (and his attempts to suppress the extent of the damage he caused), when a handful of women came forward to accuse him of lewd and inappropriate behavior.
Now, as the number of women continues to increase, (along with the severity of the accusations), Cuomo is acting completely indignant in regard to the issue.
The two top Democrats in New York’s legislature withdrew their support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment and undercounting COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins became the first senior Democrat in the state to say the three-term governor should resign. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie stopped short of demanding that Cuomo quit, but said in a statement that “it is time for the Governor to seriously consider whether he can effectively meet the needs of the people of New York.”
On Saturday, two more women who worked for Cuomo publicly accused him of inappropriate behavior, on the heels of other allegations in recent weeks.
“Every day there is another account that is drawing away from the business of government,” Stewart-Cousins said in a statement. “New York is still in the midst of this pandemic and is still facing the societal, health and economic impacts of it. We need to govern without daily distraction. For the good of the state Governor Cuomo must resign.”
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But Cuomo wasn’t having it.
“There is no way I resign,” Cuomo told reporters.
“They don’t override the people’s will, they don’t get to override elections,” he said. “I was elected by the people of New York state. I wasn’t elected by politicians.”
Calls for Cuomo’s resignation have been growing exponentially of late, and it certainly doesn’t appear as though he’ll be exiting this scandal unscathed.
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