Instead of simply removing a prominent Democrat from office for ‘credible allegations,’ the Democrat Party is coddling him by only removing some of his authority.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is responsible for the deaths of more than ten thousand elderly nursing home residents in his state, but the left doesn’t care. What they do care about is #MeToo. Whether it was planned or not, Democrats have found a way to get rid of Cuomo before his horrific COVID policy brings scrutiny on other Democrat-run states and cities.
As The GOP Times previously reported, “Two former staffers, including Karen Hinton, [New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s] former press secretary, have come forward to accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment and bullying.”
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo has created a culture within his administration where sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive it is not only condoned but expected,” said Lindsey Boylan, a former top aide to the governor.
Boylan has accused Cuomo of multiple acts of sexual harassment, including inviting her to play strip poker, and repeatedly touching her lower back and legs.
Democrats have begun to turn on Cuomo after these allegations were made public. “This kind of behavior, if it’s true, is unacceptable in any public servant, in anybody. So, we’ve got to get the truth about this,” said Mayor de Blasio.
Most rational people would expect calls for Cuomo’s resignation after the nursing home scandal and the new sexual harassment allegations. Unfortunately, they would be wrong. Instead, state Democrats are letting him keep his position with just a slap on the wrist.
A Light Punishment
Democrats in New York’s State Legislature are expected to pass a bill repealing some of the executive powers previously granted to Governor Cuomo.
The state senate has already voted in favor of the bill, which would strip Cuomo of some of the executive powers granted to him at the start of the COVID pandemic. The legislation would also revoke the governor’s “authority to issue new directives,” and give the legislature “greater oversight over the directives currently in place,” according to ABC7 New York.
#NYSenate Bill S5357, sponsored by Majority Leader and President Pro Tempore @AndreaSCousins, passed (43-20, unofficial). Relates to the termination of certain executive powers by the legislature:https://t.co/IB3NRcLDBL
— New York Senate (@NYSenate) March 5, 2021
“I think everyone understands where we were back in March and where we are now. We certainly see the need for a quick response but also want to move toward a system of increased oversight and review. The public deserves to have checks and balances,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said in a statement.
The bill is currently being debated in the State Assembly.