Things are not looking good for Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, whose career has just entered a tailspin of dire velocity.
Cuomo’s first scandal in this latest run of scandals had to do with a decision he made back at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, in which he sent COVID-19 patients into nursing homes to receive care. This introduced the virus to vast concentrations of the elderly with tragic results.
Worse still – Cuomo then went on a bullying and berating spree in an attempt to cover his own rear end.
This alone could have ended his career, but now, right on the heels of this controversy, no less than six women have come forward to accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment and abuse.
At this point, even Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer can’t defend Cuomo, and made that clear during a recent appearance on MSNBC.
Schumer responded, “Well, every one of these allegations is really serious, really troubling, and needs to be carefully, carefully looked at. I have always said that sexual harassment is just not tolerable in our society, and we know that. And so, I, early on, called for an independent investigation. I have a great deal of faith, Lawrence, in the attorney general of New York State. She will uncover everything. She will turn over every stone. She has subpoena power for both records and witnesses. And I am also confident that she will resist any outside interference, political or otherwise. I have faith in her.”
Cuomo has been indignant about the accusations, despite their apparent credibility, and has flat-out refused to resign in recent days.
How much longer he can keep this up, however, is anybody’s guess.
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