Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on the heels of yet another woman coming forward with serious sexual harassment allegations just moments ago, said during a COVID-19 press conference that he is still not willing to resign, while seemingly suggesting that there may be other “motivations” for the accusers coming forward.
According to the Washington Examiner, the embattled New York governor doubled down on Friday, insisting that he wasn’t guilty of the allegations while pleading with the public to wait for the “facts,” a word he repeated multiple times.
“I did not do what has been alleged. Period,” Cuomo said. “I’m not going to resign,” the governor added, saying he was not “elected by the politicians but by the people.”
“A lot of people allege a lot of things for a lot of reasons,” he added.
As if that matters? It doesn’t matter if a colony of ants elected him as their insect God — there have been seven women who’ve made serious, damaging claims against him and he repeatedly deflected their claims, saying that he was too busy doing a state budget and focusing on COVID-19 for those claims to matter right now.
Earlier on Friday, Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler called on Cuomo to resign, which came on the heels of a statement from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who issued the same call in a statement (which was prior to the seventh woman who came forward after her statement).
“After two accounts of sexual assault, four accounts of harassment, the Attorney General’s investigation finding the Governor’s admin hid nursing home data from the legislature & public, we agree with the 55+ members of the New York State legislature that the Governor must resign,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
Cuomo also suggested during his Friday presser that since he wasn’t in the political club in the state, that he’s more susceptible to the allegations.
The delusional governor also suggested that he was a victim of “cancel culture.”
“People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture and the truth,” Cuomo said on Friday.
In full transparency, I despise continually using the double standard comparison if the person was of the opposite political party, but we have to be honest here — if Cuomo was a Republican, he absolutely would have been walked off the plank by the second accuser. Anyone who disagrees is not being intellectually honest.
And while Cuomo is entitled to due process like any other person who has been accused of a crime — even by multiple alleged victims — it’s still fair to call for his resignation, as this scandal, which will likely take some time to sort out, is too much of a distraction at this point.
He needs to resign, at the very least, for the good of the state of New York.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org