Well folks, it took this long but Andrew Cuomo is finally hanging it up and calling it quits as one of the WORST governors ever to tarnish the state of New York. It wasn’t the first round of harassment allegations. It wasn’t the scandal of his culpability in untold numbers of nursing home deaths. It wasn’t even the second round of harassment allegations. It was only after Letitia James finally stated publicly that he was guilty of federal crimes and one of his accusers finally filed a criminal suit that he’s now stepping down as the state’s leader.
Fox News reports:
“New York tough means New York loving, and I love New York and I love you,” Cuomo said, “I would never want to be unhelpful in any way, and I think given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing, and therefore, that’s what I’ll do.”
The governor started his press conference by saying he’s “deeply” sorry for any behavior deemed inappropriate during his time in office but denied the sexual harassment allegations by multiple current and former employees during state Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation. Cuomo accused state investigators of bias after the report accused him of sexually harassing 11 women from 2013 to 2020 in violation of state and federal law.
Cuomo might be stepping down but he is still maintaining his relative innocence saying that all he did was call women by pet names or give them compliments. As far as we know, this is not grounds for a criminal case in the state of New York so the now ex-governor must be covering up much, much worse behavior. And lest we forget it wasn’t just the newly disgraced Cuomo who maintained his innocence but much of the Radical-Left leaning mainstream media.
Never forget how cable news spent an entire year fawning over Gov. Cuomo
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 10, 2021
“When there is a bias or a lack of fairness in the justice system, it is a concern for everyone,” he said. “There is a difference between alleged improper conduct and concluding sexual harassment. Now, don’t get me wrong, this is not to say that there are 11 women who I truly offended. There are, and I deeply, deeply apologize.”
Cuomo admitted to making jokes and giving people hugs and kisses, “women and men.”
“I have slipped and called people ‘honey, ’sweetheart’ and ‘darling.’ I mean it to be endearing but women found it dated and offensive,” he continued. “I take full responsibility for my actions. I have been too familiar with people. My sense of humor can be insensitive and off-putting.”
“In my mind, I’ve never crossed the line with anyone, but I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn,” he added. “There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate. And I should have, no excuses.”
While we doubt that his “off-putting” sense of humor is up for criminal prosecution we’re excited to see what ramifications are going to come down on Cuomo. While it’s FAR later than it should have been it’s going to be a net positive not only for the state of New York but also for the women who were affected during his odious reign. We can hope that this is just the beginning of the hardships for Cuomo and that not only do these women get the justice they deserve, but hopefully so do the families of the elderly whose deaths are on his hands. Although, that may be asking too much for such a liberal state. Only time will tell.
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