Andrew Cuomo is being dumped by pretty much everyone (except CNN) and even though he said on Friday he wouldn’t resign, there’s nobody back in his home state thinks that’s a good call. Including the public face of New York Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Facing unprecedented political isolation, a defiant New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted on Friday that he would not step down in the wake of sexual harassment allegations and condemned the expansive coalition of Democrats calling for his resignation as “reckless and dangerous.”
By day’s end, the three-term Democratic governor had lost the support of almost his state’s entire congressional delegation. None of the defections hurt more than those of New York’s two U.S. senators, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
“Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York,” the Democratic senators wrote in a joint statement. “Governor Cuomo should resign.”
Hours before the statement, Cuomo, a leading critic of former President Donald Trump’s coronavirus pandemic response, evoked the Republican in defending himself against “cancel culture.”
“I’m not going to resign,” Cuomo said during an afternoon phone call with reporters. “I did not do what has been alleged. Period.”
He added: “People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture and the truth.”
You know he’s desperate when he thinks using “cancel culture” as some kind of reverse psychology dig is going to help him.
PS. I wouldn’t normally say this, but y’all ought to read the rest of the AP article. It’s schadenfreude-palooza.
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com