You just love to them eating their own.
Democrats in all areas of government are publicly condemning the actions of Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York after his Attorney General released findings from an investigation into a series of sexual assault allegations.
The findings were damning, and Cuomo was found culpable in routine sexual assaults of women employed by the Governor.
According to James, who released details of the investigation at a press conference on Tuesday, the Cuomo administration fostered a “hostile work environment” filled with “rife with fear and intimidation.”
“These interviews and pieces of evidence revealed a deeply disturbing yet clear picture: Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees in violation of federal and state laws,” James said of the findings.
As a result of these findings, many high-level Democrats have called for Cuomo’s resignation — many of whom were once great political allies with the embattled governor, including Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reacted to the news and released a joint statement, calling for Cuomo’s resignation.
Schumer/Gillibrand joint stmt: “No elected official is above the law. The people of New York deserve better leadership in the governor’s office. We continue to believe that the Governor should resign.” pic.twitter.com/hcI4wMsmoy
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) August 3, 2021
New York Rep. Brian Higgins took to Twitter to announce his dismay over Cuomo’s actions.
In March we said it was time for the Governor to resign.
— Brian Higgins (@RepBrianHiggins) August 3, 2021
Minnesota Democrat Rep. Dean Phillips shared a tweet from Cuomo in 2013, highlighting the glaring hypocrisy:
Agreed. Resign now and don’t force legislators to confront such staggering hypocrisy by impeaching you. https://t.co/favWFeZtg6
— Rep. Dean Phillips 🇺🇸 (@RepDeanPhillips) August 3, 2021
Empire State Democrats Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Thomas Suozzi, and Gregory Meeks released a joint statement calling for Cuomo’s resignation.
“The office of Attorney General Tish James conducted a complete, thorough and professional investigation of the disturbing allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo,”
Another New York Democrat, Rep. Joe Morelle, had this to say:
I again reiterate my call for the Governor to resign.
The findings presented today as part of the Attorney General’s sexual misconduct investigation further underscore the need for the Governor to step down.
— Joe Morelle (@RepJoeMorelle) August 3, 2021
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), along with Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Brian Higgins (D-NY), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Ritchie Torres (D-NY), Yvette Clark (D-NY), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Grace Meng (D-NY), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) released a joint statement regarding the findings of the investigation.
Today's report is deeply disturbing. For the good of New York, Governor Cuomo must resign.
My statement with @RepAOC, @RepMondaire, @RepBowman, @NydiaVelazquez, @RepMaloney, @RepRitchie, @RepYvetteClarke, @RepGraceMeng, @RepEspaillat, @RepBrianHiggins, and @RepKathleenRice. pic.twitter.com/pqu3VvQGRD
— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) August 3, 2021
The statement also alluded to Cuomo’s 2013 tweet:
We note with interest Governor Cuomo’s own May 17, 2013 statement calling on Assembly Member Vito Lopez to “resign, effective immediately” when the Assembly investigation announced its findings: ‘there should be a zero tolerance policy when it comes to sexual harassment and we must now send a clear message that this behavior is not tolerated.’ We agree.
“[email protected] led a thorough & fair investigation,” Rep. Sean Maloney (D-NY) said. “What I said in March stands. Governor Cuomo must resign.”:
.@NewYorkStateAG led a thorough & fair investigation.
What I said in March stands.
Governor Cuomo must resign. https://t.co/uoHTP6iI1l
— Sean Patrick Maloney (@RepSeanMaloney) August 3, 2021
Author: Sebastian Hayworth