When your own party turns against you, especially in such a partisan political climate, it’s probably time to start listening.
Of course, I’m referencing the disgraced New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing no less than six (and maybe more to come) serious allegations of sexual harassment and at least one allegation of sexual assault. All of those with the exception of one woman, that we know of, were former staffers of the embattled governor.
According to The Hill, Rep. Jerry Nadler banded together with a growing number of Democrats in New York’s congressional delegation and demanded that Cuomo do the state — and the country — a favor by tendering his resignation.
“Gov. Cuomo has lost the confidence of the people of New York,” Nadler said in a recent statement. “Gov. Cuomo must resign.”
“The repeated accusations against the governor, and the manner in which he has responded to them, have made it impossible for him to continue to govern at this point,” the House Judiciary Chairman added.
Cuomo is in so deep that high-profile Democrats in the House have been busy issuing similar calls for his resignation, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Together with Rep. Jamaal Bowman, the two issued a joint statement echoing the same calls as Nadler.
“As members of the New York delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, we believe these women, we believe the reporting, we believe the Attorney General, and we believe the fifty-five members of the New York State legislature, including the State Senate Majority Leader, who have concluded that Governor Cuomo can no longer effectively lead in the face of so many challenges,” the joint statement read.
The latest allegations is likely what grabbed the attention of other Democrats, as the woman described the events in which she was assaulted, saying that Cuomo called her to the Executive Mansion just last year, where she claims the governor fondled or groped her. The incident has also been referred by the New York State Police to the Albany Police Department on Wednesday.
This all comes in the wake of another letter signed by 55 New York Democrats calling for Cuomo to resign, on top of the even bigger and more disgusting scandal involving Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19 patients being put into nursing homes during the pandemic, causing unnecessary deaths in the process and then underreporting those numbers.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is currently in charge of the independent investigations looking into the claims by the six women.
But the general consensus, even from within the ranks of his own party, are that the situation is too far out of control for him to weather and he would be better off resigning now instead of taking a dramatic stand that he’ll likely lose on.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org