A stark reminder that Andrew Cuomo is a terrible person who should resign
The New York Attorney General’s investigation into sexual harassment allegations aimed at Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that yes, the governor did harass multiple women, and violated numerous state and federal laws.
“Specifically, we find that the Governor sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees by, among other things, engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching, as well as making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women,” the report said.
Cuomo says the allegations are all false and he’s not going anywhere.
There’s ample precedent for a politician to cling to office despite widespread calls from his own party to go. That’s what politicians do these days. And the most successful ones – such as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who faced near-unanimous calls to resign in 2019 when a racists picture alleged of Northam appeared in his medical school year book.
Northam apologized, but refused to resign. He then went underground, refusing to talk to the press, or anyone who may utter a discouraging word in his presence. He survived, and among Democrats at least, even thrived.
Is Northam Cuomo’s blueprint for success? We shall see. The key difference: Northam’s transgressions were offensive. Cuomo’s appear to be actual violations of the law.
And if Cuomo does stick around, it may be brief:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced increasing legal and political challenges as four district attorneys said they were reviewing claims of sexual harassment and Democrats who dominate the state Assembly accelerated their impeachment inquiry.
Prosecutors in Manhattan, Nassau and Westchester counties joined the Albany County district attorney in saying they had requested evidence made public on Tuesday in a 165-page report by Attorney General Letitia James.
Tick-Tock, Mr. Cuomo…