By Quentin Choy
Following several months of silence on the issue, I started to wonder about what was happening with the sexual assault allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The Democratic governor is back in the News as he now faces a criminal investigation by the New York attorney general for violating state and federal laws regarding sexual harassment.
Multiple women and staffers of Cuomo have reported unwanted and inappropriate behavior as well as sexual harassment.
Cuomo is accused of sexually harassing at least 11 women.
President Joe Biden himself, the leader of the Democratic Party, stated that he thinks Cuomo should resign over the allegations.
Democratic senators from the New York delegation Kirsten Gillibrand and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have also called for Cuomo’s resignation.
While issues surrounding Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19 in New York nursing homes damaged his career, the sexual harassment allegations are what really did him in.
Just last year, Cuomo was an icon of the Democratic Party and was a symbol of competent leadership in his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim, a Democrat, said that Cuomo threatened to “destroy him” if he made attempts to reveal what actually happened in New York nursing homes and tying Cuomo’s decisions into it.
However, with his failed coronavirus handling in nursing homes and sexual harassment allegations coming to light, Cuomo may have been the worst governor for Democrats to cheer over.
I hope Cuomo resigns and faces legal punishments for the deaths in the nursing homes and cover-up of New York COVID-19 deaths.
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