To anyone even remotely acquainted with events of the last year and a half, it should be no surprise that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being asked now even by his own party to resign. What’s disturbing is that Democrats didn’t do it sooner.
After being the media’s most coddled, falsely praised politician in America, nearly impervious to any and all criticisms, a new report alleges that Cuomo engaged in serial criminal behavior while governor.
“The independent investigation has concluded that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.
Is anyone really surprised about Cuomo’s conduct, which has been well covered outside of the mainstream media in recent years? Despite repeated claims of harassment by Cuomo’s victims – 11 of them total – Dems now profess to be “shocked, SHOCKED!” to discover their fellow party member committed acts that could end his political career.
Cuomo, once routinely lavished with extravagant praise despite his awful performance as New York governor, has overnight become a pariah. It doesn’t help that he also committed fraud by letting an aide falsely sign a document attesting that he took required sexual harassment training in 2019.
We ask, where were these self-righteous Democrats when Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, his Marxist frenemy, were wrecking New York’s economy while imposing devastating COVID-19 lockdown rules on an unsuspecting populace?
The time to get rid of Cuomo was last year when credible claims of his misbehavior were being made and his policies were killing thousands of elderly New Yorkers in nursing homes and destroying jobs and the quality of life across the Empire State.
Not surprisingly, with the attorney general’s report in the open, Democratic officials are lining up to call for Cuomo’s resignation. President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, de Blasio, and Democratic governors of nearby states Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Jersey all called on Cuomo to leave. More calls are certain to come.
But don’t confuse the far-left Democrats’ immediate reaction with a principled stand against sexual misconduct by a high-level Democratic predator.
Rather, it’s all about protecting the party, which is reeling in the polls after months of disastrous policy missteps on everything from COVID-19 to the economy.
Truth is, things look grim for the Democrats right now. The party knows this, and it’s panicking.