After another harrowing week of accusations and admissions in the Empire State, it seems as thought two of New York’s most powerful politicians are heavily at odds with one another.
The drama comes from the horrid behavior of Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose long and consistent history of sexual harassment against several former aides is now coming to light in a big way. Cuomo is facing calls to resign from all over the political spectrum, and even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi couldn’t find any words to defend him, despite their seemingly chummy prior relationship.
Now the Mayor of New York City is weighing in, and it’s not going to sit well with Cuomo.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio did not mince words when talking about the sexual harassment allegations surrounding embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
During a Monday interview with New York City radio station Hot 97, de Blasio was asked about the recent allegations surrounding his state’s governor. The New York City mayor said the allegations “sickened” him.
He also called for a “full investigation” into the allegations against Cuomo, saying the governor’s behavior was “disgusting” and “creepy” if true.
“It sickened me, it sickened me,” said de Blasio. “The thought of a powerful man trying to take advantage of his power, intimidate a young woman and just the sense that he was treating her like — again these are allegations and we need a full investigation — but if that was what truly happened it was like he was treating her like she was his property. Just disgusting, creepy.”
The allegations from Cuomo range from unwanted gifts, to unwarranted touting and kissing, with one victim having described the ordeal as pervasive and degrading.
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