Something more than being children of the borough of Queens unites Donald Trump and Andrew Cuomo, two notorious New Yorkers.
“They have always been more alike than they would like to admit, and as Cuomo’s problems multiply, he uses the same arguments as Trump for not being held accountable,” wrote David A. Graham in the magazine.The Atlantic.
“Oh wow, surprise, surprise, Cuomo is Trumping it out”, That is, he is using the personal manual of the former Republican president to counter the multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
In this way, with a tweet, George Conway, one of the most recognized conservatives of the Never Trump group, summarized the situation in which the governor of New York finds himself, who rejects all complaints.
Andrew Cuomo clings to officeAlthough it has become a burning nail after the state attorney general’s report describing the attacks on 11 women, most of them former employees of her office or still active.
The entrance to the official residence of the governor of New York, in Albany, deserted this Saturday. Photo: AP
That report describes it as “A serial stalker”, more or less the same as a score of women denounced Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
On that date, a recording emerged in which the then candidate was heard denigrating statements about forcing women to have sexual relations.
Cuomo replied with a similar defense, in a recorded intervention, where he stated: “I have never touched anyone inappropriately.” His alleged victims felt attacked again.
The governor, a veteran politician who became especially popular during the coronavirus pandemic, said he had the habit of kissing and touching people as a gesture of warmth and friendship, many times in public.
“They have seen me do it on television during all my press conferences and for 40 years before that,” he clarified.
But, in his video release, he added: “Now I understand that there are generational or cultural perspectives that, frankly, I had not fully appreciated. And I have learned from this.”
Former US President Donald Trump was accused of sexual abuse by several women. Photo: AFP
If Trump attributed (and attributes) all his alleged inaccuracies to the bad faith of “fake news,” Cuomo replied that the report by State Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat like him, was biased.
Although James’ investigation was civil, prosecutors from Albany, Westchester and Manhattan requested the report to determine if there is criminal cause.
Unlike his native neighbor, whom the Republicans exonerated, Cuomo failed even those who until now were his faithful allies.
The strongest unions, rendered to Cuomo’s praise, responded with a “no more”.
The rosary of progressives who demand his resignation, led by President Joe Biden, is a way of the cross for the governor, who this Wednesday was not seen.
New York’s top Democrats, both in the Washington Congress – at the top, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer – and in the Albany State House, all agreed that it is time to cancel the Cuomo power, what He is in his third term and aspired to the fourth in 2022.
The Speaker of the State House, Democrat Carl Heastie, said that “Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of the Democratic Assembly.” Heastie stressed that the Chamber will expeditiously develop the impeachment to kick it out.
This is the fall of an idol.
Source: The vanguard