There’s good news and bad news with this whole Cuomo thing. The bad news is that Andrew Cuomo had such a large group of aides who he could, and did, sexually harass. But the good news is that he does not have nearly as many to harass now, since most don’t even go to work anymore.
The NY State capitol appears to be practically empty as Maxine Waters’ cranium. Cuomo may not have given up but most of his appointees have.
Between sexual harassment and killing off seniors in nursing homes, his people are disgusted.
A “well-placed insider in touch with staffers in recent days said:
“I hear that most people aren’t even coming into work, and the offices at the Capitol are empty.”
“He’ll fight and fight and fight, but the staffers I’ve talked to are ready for him to hang up the gloves. Everyone feels like there is an inevitable conclusion — I mean at some point will Biden call on him to step down? They [staffers] just want this torture to stop.”
An ex-aide said:
“I feel a level of rage toward this fake tough guy. The guy thinks he’s the toughest, the hardest working, he’s the smartest. The truth is, he’s anything but. He’s the weakest, he’s the dumbest, and he’s the most shallow of them all. He is genuinely a very small man who pretends to be big.”
“There’s a deep sense within the governor’s staff that he is guilty of everything, and that is weighing on people. He had that conversation with Charlotte Bennett. Everyone knows that. Everyone believes that full stop and there’s not a single person who believes she’s telling a word that’s off.”
From The Daily Wire
Bennett was the second of now seven women who have come forward to claim Cuomo sexually harassed them. As The Daily Wire previously reported, Bennett claimed Cuomo “had asked her questions about her sex life, whether her relationships were monogamous, and whether she ever had sex with older men.” She said she believed he was “grooming” her to have sex with him.
The previously quoted former aide also told the Post that staffers still in the office making calls on the governor’s behalf are met with anger.
“The nature of the calls in Cuomo world have changed. The leverage has completely shifted. It always felt like, when Cuomo’s people call, you must figure out how you are going to try to meet the demand in some form or fashion,” the former aide said. “Now, they call, and there’s almost an eagerness to say ‘F–k you’ without hesitation … and the staff has to say they get it.”
Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been having a rough couple of months what with being investigated by the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) for making the colossally stupid decision to force coronavirus-infected patients into nursing homes with the state’s elderly and most vulnerable people which caused the death of about 15,000 people. Oh, and then there are the #MeToo allegations of sexual harassment and official misconduct by what are we up to now, seven former female aides?
Most of the people who are now making accusations against Cuomo, including other folks who acted as observers of his behavior yet never said anything until several brave women started making accusations against him are describing the governor as an arrogant, obnoxious bully. But he wasn’t always like that, was he?
Toward the end of her marriage to Andrew Cuomo, Kerry Kennedy, daughter of former Senator Robert F Kennedy, had to sleep in a locked bathroom to protect herself from Cuomo, according to biographer Michael Shnayerson to got to take a closer look at Andrew Cuomo’s life.
Shnayerson said that what helped end their marriage, which ran from 1990 to 2005, was abusive bullying over his wife Kerry that involved demeaning treatment.
These accusations from the former aides absolutely fit the same pattern of brutal bullying and his demeaning treatment of women that have caused many calls from New York Democrats for the governor to resign, and if not, there is talk about possible impeachment.
According to Shnayerson, Kennedy wanted to leave the marriage back in 2001, which was around the time her husband’s role as Secretary of State for the Clinton administration was coming to a close. It was a job he botched terribly by telling complaining bank presidents that instead of ending the quota system for giving out mortgages to bad risk applicants they should put them through the subprime program instead. That exacerbated the 30+ year Democrat scheme in the Housing market and the economy went belly up in 2008.
“Her problems with her husband were strictly personal,” Shnayerson wrote in Vanity Fair. She complained about her husband not wanting to do things like visiting their daughters at their schools or reading a book on parenting, and there were other accusations that were much stronger.
The author cited a source close to the couple telling him that “Kerry was done being ridiculed and belittled.” Sounds familiar. “Either Andrew would work on the marriage or he wouldn’t, and the two would divorce.”
Cuomo ran a failed campaign for governor in 2002 when he never made it past the state convention. When Cuomo dropped out of the race is when Kerry asked for a divorce. According to Shnayerson, Cuomo wouldn’t leave the house and he never replied to her lawyers. It was as if he thought hiding out in the house would make all the bad stuff go away.
Kerry revealed that on more than one occasion she had to sleep in a locked bathroom, a close friend of the family said and described multiple instances of physical abuse.
“I’ve been a human rights activist, and for women who have abusive husbands,’ Kerry said to a friend, ‘and here I am enduring this abuse’,” Schnayerson recalled.
Cuomo acted like a punk bullying her in many different ways, including getting in the way of planning holidays for their daughters, Schnayerson wrote, quoting a source saying, “There’s a million ways for a single parent to make the other parent’s life miserable, and he played that game.” He used his daughters in the fight against their mother. What a dirtbag.
A paid spinner for Cuomo told Vanity Fair, “The divorce was over 15 years ago and was tabloid fodder for weeks with all sorts of untrue rumors circulating. Time has proven them all false. Andrew is a great father, and his daughters will be the first to say that Kerry and Andrew have been great co-parents — and time showed those who spread the rumors? were actually the problem.?”
Cuomo has been saying that he will not resign and if they want him out they have to impeach him.
The leader of the New York State Assembly, himself a Democrat, Speaker Carl Heastie (D) has taken him and his word and has begun an investigation into whether to impeach Cuomo for sexual assault and possibly for expanding deaths in nursing homes across the state.
There seems to be a plurality that wants Cuomo gone but it is not so clear if they have enough votes to impeach.
Heastie (D) said in his statement that the allegations against Cuomo were serious enough to warrant an investigation. They may not have enough votes to impeach Cuomo but if there are more people wanting to impeach than keep him, it would be a total embarrassment. And even if he beats the impeachment, he could easily lose his reelection bid which only requires a simple majority.
It was Cuomo’s father who became so unpopular that New York actually voted in George Pataki, a Republican for two terms.
The same thing could happen again unless Cuomo loses his primary. It will be harder for Cuomo to browbeat members of the legislature to support him because no one wants to be seen giving aid and comfort to a serial abuser.
There are some crimes that even Democrats can’t abide by.
“After meeting with the Assembly Majority Conference today, I am authorizing the Assembly Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment investigation, led by Chair Charles D. Lavine, to examine allegations of misconduct against Governor Cuomo.
“The reports of accusations concerning the governor are serious. The committee will have the authority to interview witnesses, subpoena documents, and evaluate evidence, as is allowed by the New York State Constitution. I have the utmost faith that Assemblymember Lavine and the members of the committee will conduct an expeditious, full and thorough investigation.”
“This inquiry will not interfere with the independent investigation being conducted by Attorney General James.”
From The Blaze
The embattled Democrat has addressed many of the accusations and claimed that they were the result of misunderstandings, but he has not admitted to committing unwanted physical contact with the accusers.
On Wednesday a sixth accuser came forward and claimed that Cuomo had reached under her blouse and “aggressively groped” her while they were both in the governor’s mansion in 2020.
All around hypocrite Vice President Kamala Harris once berated Brett Kavanaugh as being some sort of sexual predator without an ounce of evidence to support the claims of a clearly troubled woman, and at another time she said that now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should be impeached over the completely unfounded accusations against him, and yet she still has not weighed in on the allegations of sexual misconduct against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from as of this writing six different women who worked for him of sexual misconduct including inappropriate touching, kissing on the lips without consent, and a host of inappropriate statements made to female subordinates.
The New York governor is now facing two separate investigations, one that is getting more attention because of the nature of it is into his behavior around aides by New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office, and an investigation by the US Department of Justice about how his administration hid the true number of nursing home deaths that resulted from his irresponsible decision to force COVID-19 infected patients into nursing homes.
On top of that state, lawmakers are preparing to get underway with the process of impeaching Cuomo. Only one New York governor has ever been impeached. Yeah, it’s that bad.
On Monday, Republican lawmakers in New York introduced a resolution to start impeachment proceedings against Governor Cuomo after he said, “There is no way I resign,” saying that for him to resign before an investigation is complete was “anti-democratic.” Not really, because to resign is not the government forcing him out, it would be his decision, but I digress.
Harris has not yet uttered a word about the allegations against Cuomo, which is completely contrary to how she behaved when Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault by the lying lunatic Christine Blasey Ford.
“I believe her,” the former California senator said when asked about Ford’s allegations back in September 2018. “Anybody who comes forward at this point to be prepared to testify in the U.S. Senate against someone who’s being nominated to one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. government, that takes an extraordinary amount of courage.”
“I believe that the FBI should be compelled to do its job in terms of completing their background investigation and that’s not being done,” she continued. Actually, the FBI did do complete background investigations on Kavanaugh when he was nominated to sit on an appellate court, and they did another investigation after his Supreme Court nomination.
Harris doesn’t care about the sexual misconduct accusations made against Cuomo. She didn’t really care about the sexual misconduct allegations made against Kavanaugh. For her, it was all political. To the radical Left, Kavanaugh was perceived as a wrecking ball to Roe V Wade, the baby-killing law, which was unconstitutionally created by judges, and at the time Harris had aspirations to run for president for a party moving steadily toward radical socialism. Remember, it was only four months later when she announced she was running for president in January 2019.
Harris often sounded off with #MeToo slogans like “All women should be believed” and #BelieveSurvivors hashtags during the Kavanaugh hearings. She also openly offered her support to Ford praising her for her courage.
“Christine Blasey Ford courageously stepped forward to tell her story — it is a credible and serious allegation. The Senate has a constitutional responsibility to scrutinize SCOTUS nominees. A vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination must be delayed until there is a thorough investigation.”
I think it did take a lot of courage for Ford. It took a lot of courage to go before the world and lie about a man who is about to become a member of a very elite group of men and women, especially when you have to say that you cannot remember where what you claimed happened took place, the exact date and time, and knowing you are naming supposed witnesses none of whom remember anything at all you said. And she did this all because she is a radical leftist who thought she was fighting to keep abortion legal.
All this happened and then one year after the Senate Democrats made a complete mockery of the nomination process, the Senate Judiciary Committee found no evidence whatsoever to support the filthy accusations made against Kavanaugh by the vile people in the Democratic Party including our current vice president.
“I sat through those hearings,” Harris tweeted out. “Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached.”
I mean it, I think this woman is mentally ill. Not an ounce of evidence could be found to corroborate the allegations. Harris was a former prosecutor who should know better. The then-Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, the Senate Pro Tempore President Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) very publicly took the accusations seriously and went along with extending the hearing to hear Ford’s testimony.
It was Ford who lied to the Senate to the American people when she said she has a fear of flying so she had to take the time to drive across the country from California to Washington, DC, only to find out that she has flown all over the world. It became obvious to most that the drive across the country was nothing more than a political operation, probably requested by the Democrats, to give more time for media trashing of Kavanaugh and allowing the Democrats to hype up their lies about Ford being such a credible witness who couldn’t tell us exactly when her assault happened, where it took place, or any witnesses except her supposed friend who had no idea what the heck she was even talking about.
Now a sixth woman has come out against the New York Governor, and Harris is MIA.
The latest woman to accuse Cuomo of sexual misconduct was a member of the governor’s Executive Chamber staff, who said she was summoned to the governor’s mansion to assist him with a work-related matter. The woman’s supervisors recently became aware of the allegation and alerted the governor’s counsel of it on Monday.
Is Harris silent about the allegations against Cuomo by six professional women because he's a Democrat or is she silent because there's no way for her to use this to her own political advantage? Someone had to ask.
Remember when ratface Bill Maher started the mantra that Donald Trump was never leaving the White House even if he lost? Well, millions believe he won 2020 by a massive landslide and it was stolen from him, but he still left the White House.
I wonder if ratface will say the same about the governor of New York?
On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo doubled down on his declaration that he will not resign until New York Attorney General Letitia James completes her investigation into numerous allegations – now up to five women have come forward – of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct against him.
“I was elected by the people of the state. I’m not going to resign because of allegations,” the embattled governor said during a conference call. “There is no way I resign.”
Cuomo said calls for him to resign before an investigation is complete was “anti-democratic,” even though he never even waited for an investigation to even begin when he called for Donald Trump to resign after the January 6 riot at the nation’s Capitol.
“Let the attorney general do her job,” said Cuomo dismissing calls for his resignation as pure politics.
“In the meantime, I’m not going to get distracted by this,” Cuomo said. “What is determinative is what the attorney general finds.” And you know darn right well that his people are working on the Letitia James right now.
We reported that two more women came out and made allegations against the governor over the weekend, bringing the total to five. According to The Washington Post Karen Hinton, 62, a former press aide to the governor said Cuomo asked her to his hotel room back in 2000 after a work event and embraced her. She tried to pull away but he pulled her back into him before she could get away from him and ran out of the room.
Ana Liss, 35, worked as a policy and operations aide for Cuomo for about 2 years between 2013 and 2015. She told the Wall Street Journal that Cuomo would make advances toward her inappropriately touching her back and he even kissed her hand once when she got up from her desk. Once he asked her if she had a boyfriend. Liss is an educated professional who told the Journal that Cuomo’s demeaning behavior made her feel like “just a skirt,” saying that Cuomo’s behavior was not “appropriate, really, in any setting.”
“Every woman has a right to come forward, that’s true, but the truth also matters. What she said is not true,” Cuomo said of Hinton on Sunday adding insult to injury. “She has been a longtime political adversary of mine, highly critical for many, many years, and has made many, many accusations.” In sexual harassment court cases of he said, she said what a prosecutor normally does is try to show a pattern of behavior by the accused. I think five women coming forward at different times, making similar allegations shows a pattern of sexual harassment behavior by Andrew Cuomo.
After calling Hinton a liar, when pressed by a reporter, Cuomo said he was not accusing any of the five women of lying. Then he must have a different definition of what constitutes lying because he said that what Hinton said is not true. In my neighborhood that’s calling someone a liar.
Cuomo tried to blow it off as engaging in “friendly banter” as he did with many employees where he would inquire about their weekend plans and if they were dating.
“If customs change, then I’ll change the customs and the behaviors, but I never meant to make anybody feel uncomfortable,” Cuomo said. So when he kissed Lindsey Boylan on the lips without consent did he think she would get a warm and fuzzy feeling instead of being uncomfortable?
On Sunday, as a throw-away, Cuomo said he will sign the bill that limits his emergency powers that the legislature recently passed.
Representative Elise Stefanik (FR-NY) chastised Cuomo after his Sunday press briefing.
“The Worst Governor in America proves more & more each day why he has earned this title. This press briefing threatening elected officials is textbook Cuomo. He is a criminal sexual predator & a corrupt official who needs to be removed from office.
Don’t let him get away with it”
The sexual harassment problems New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is now facing aren’t the first he’s ever faced. About twenty years prior to being accused of sexual harassment against women while he served as governor of New York, a young Andrew Cuomo was the recipient of a sexual harassment complaint by a government official who accused Cuomo of hounding her with “a series of attacks and dirty tricks.” That was when he served as the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary for the Bill Clinton administration.
In 2000, Susan Gaffney file a complaint against Cuomo when she served as HUD’s Inspector General.
In her complaint, Gaffney, and other top HUD officials, alerted the Office of Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity that she was sexually harassed and discriminated against because of her stance against fraud at HUD, accusing Cuomo of verbally abusing her during weekend phone calls.
The complaint came after years of clashing with Cuomo as she described during her 1998 appearance before the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. When she testified, Gaffney detailed being targeted with accusations and whisper campaigns and even made to appear to be a racist who discriminated against minorities.
Why should we look at Cuomo’s past when he served as HUD secretary? Because it shows a pattern of behavior by the governor who is now implicated in two, possibly three high-profile cases where he is being accused of sexually harassing women subordinates while serving as governor of New York. He is also being investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for how he bungled the nursing home fiasco when he forced COVID-positive patients into nursing homes where he may be responsible for over ten thousand deaths.
Accusers and others who have known about Cuomo’s personality for a long time are now saying things like he was a “predatory” man and a “colossal a**hole.” Politicians and other officials are saying things like, “he’s always been that way.” Well, then where the heck were they all this time? How come none of them said anything publicly, in some cases for years?
Gaffney, during her 1998 testimony, testified that Cuomo’s “hostility” emanated from an audit that her office did on a program that fell under the former HUD secretary’s authority. It appears that Cuomo has always been a hothead. Gaffney said that Cuomo “heatedly disputed the authority of the OIG to raise certain questions, and strongly objected to what he saw as a lack of accountability on my part.” An inspector general has the right to ask any questions that fall under the jurisdiction of the department they are overseeing. She said her OIG continued to operate as normal after Cuomo took the job, but he continually clashed with them.
“Not surprisingly, given the depth and pervasiveness of management problems at HUD, we have expressed reservations about the Secretary’s ability to transform HUD in the radical manner and under the abbreviated timetable he has adopted,” Gaffney said during her testimony. “The Secretary has characterized this as biased reporting and naysaying. His impatience with the independence of the OIG has led to a truly extraordinary series of events.” In short, Cuomo’s a jerk.
Gaffney explained that the problems with Cuomo started when he announced that his office had received an anonymous letter claiming that Gaffney targeted African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, right out of the Democrat handbook, and said that the OIG was “riddled with abuse.”
Since time immemorial, whenever Democrats found themselves boxed into a corner one surefire way to get out of it is to accuse your opponent of being a racist.
Gaffney told the Senate that of course, that and other garbage was leaked to the Washington Post and that she approached Cuomo to question by members of his staff had leaked that information to the media.
“He explained to me that his key aides saw me as the ’embodiment of evil,’ and there was nothing he could do about that,” Gaffney testified.
Andrew Cuomo is an insecure man-child who thinks acting like a bully will make other people back down on you. That works in many cases because most people in civil society don’t want any trouble or to upset the applecart as it were, but in my experience when you push back on a bully like this they cave in many cases because their toughness was all just a bluff. Democrats in power last longer than most folks, because of the political implications involved and power moves are important to those kinds of people.
So what we’re seeing today is just an extension of Andrew Cuomo’s boorish behavior from decades ago. A tiger cannot change its stripes and a jerk never grows up. Unfortunately for the governor, it appears that the Democratic Party no longer finds him useful and I think he’s finding that out now.
A second female accuser has come forward to allege that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed her. Charlotte Bennett, 25, told the New York Times that the Democratic governor asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life.
The former aide to the governor claimed that last spring Cuomo sexually harassed her.
“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Bennett told the Times. “And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.” That is classic sexual harassment.
Bennett, a Hamilton College graduate, told Cuomo that she was scheduled to give a speech at the school to students about her experience as a survivor of sexual assault.
“The way he was repeating, ‘You were raped and abused and attacked and assaulted and betrayed,’ over and over again while looking me directly in the eyes was something out of a horror movie,” Bennett texted to a friend. “It was like he was testing me.”
Bennett, who founded a sexual misconduct task force at Hamilton College, alleges that Cuomo was “grooming” her. Creepy.
The former aide talked about the time she was alone in Cuomo’s office when he asked her to take some dictation, and the governor allegedly asked her some very intimate questions concerning her personal life. She alleges that Cuomo asked her if she was romantically involved with someone, if she was monogamous in her relationships, and if she had ever had sex with older men. Not a very subtle guy is he?
Bennett texted a friend about the incident, describing it as “like the most explicit it could be.”
She alleges that Cuomo revealed to her he was lonely and said he wanted “a girlfriend, preferably in the Albany area.”
“He asked me if I believed if age made a difference in relationships and he also asked me in the same conversation if I had ever been with an older man,” Bennett told the Times in the interview which was published Saturday night.
The 25-year-old alleges that he let her know “he’s fine with anyone above the age of 22.” Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo is 63 years old.
Bennett said when she talked about getting a tattoo, the governor suggested that she get it placed on her buttocks so people couldn’t see the tattoo if she wore a dress. Again, subtly is not an arrow in this creep’s quiver.
She is the second former aide of Governor Cuomo who is accusing him of sexual harassment. We reported back in December when former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan accused the governor of sexually harassing her, and on Wednesday she took to social media and came out with details of her story.
“Today I am telling my story. I never planned to share the details of my experience working in the Cuomo administration, but I am doing so now in hopes that it may make it easier for others to speak their own truth.”
And it’s not a pretty story. She starts the piece off with a quote from the governor, “Let’s play strip poker.”
She went on to write, “Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a culture within his administration where sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive that it is not only condoned but expected. His inappropriate behavior toward women was an affirmation that he liked you, that you must be doing something right. He used intimidation to silence his critics. And if you dared to speak up, you would face consequences.”
Boylan said Cuomo, kissed her on the lips without consent and that he harassed her for years with inappropriate touching and making lewd comments.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said an independent investigation into the accusations against Cuomo is necessary. That’s always suggested by fellow Democrats because independent investigations take a long time to complete, and then the story is considered old and not worth publishing anymore.
Charlotte Bennett retweeted Boylan’s post alleging Cuomo sexually harassed her, adding, “For those wondering what it’s like to work for the Cuomo admin, read @LindseyBoylan’s story.”
If you have been following the Andrew Cuomo saga and have been witnessing his downfall right before your eyes, you might be thinking that the timing of two women coming out against the governor for sexual harassment is a bit suspicious. On the face of it, it is. However, aren’t we told by liberals and feminists that women who are sexually harassed by men in the workplace are too frightened to speak out? Wouldn’t victims of a very powerful man like the governor of New York be terrified to come out and admit the things these two women now alleged?
Dan Bongino has a phrase he uses all the time: “Start dancing!” On his very popular podcast – I have never missed an episode – Bongino explained what he means by that. There is an old theory called the “dancers theory” and it goes like this. When you’re at a function and there is music and there’s a dance floor and nobody’s on the dance floor it’s because nobody wants to be that first person to break the ice. And then some guy goes up on the floor and starts dancing and he’s the one making an idiot out of himself in front of everyone. It’s not that guy who gets the rest of the people who want to dance up onto the dance floor. No, what happens is people wait for the second person or couple to join the first guy on the dance floor. Once that second person or couple join in with the first guy, then the floodgates open and everybody goes on to the dance floor.
The same thing happens in many situations in life. People don’t generally want to be the first person to make a move, but once the trend starts, then the floodgates open. Lindsey Boylan was the first one on the dance floor, but then the ever-important second person, Charlotte Bennett, joined in. The time is now. Ladies who used to work for this creep of a governor, start dancing!
A New York state lawmaker says a very angry Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) threatened to “destroy” him if he didn’t help obstruct the political firestorm hitting the Cuomo administration’s cover-up of nursing home residents COVID-19 deaths. Isn’t obstruction a felony under federal law?
On Wednesday, Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) whose uncle died of COVID-19 in a nursing home said he got a phone call from the governor last Thursday night that quickly went south, with the governor warning him, “You have not seen my wrath.”
The call came shortly after it was reported that a top aide of the governor, Melissa DeRosa, admitted during a conference call with New York state lawmakers that the Cuomo administration hid the true COVID-19 death numbers from nursing homes and said it was because they feared that information would be “used against us” by federal prosecutors. This was after then-President Donald Trump started questioning the competency of the Cuomo administration on its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
“At first, there was a silence on the phone,” Kim said.
“Then the governor says, ‘Mr. Kim, are you an honorable man?’”
Kim, who was on that February 10 conference call with DeRosa, Cuomo’s secretary, who called Cuomo out over the cover-up in an article by the New York Post, said he was “in the middle of bathing my kids” when he received the call from the governor.
The assemblyman said that Cuomo asked him to draft a new statement “to say that Melissa DeRosa said there was a federal investigation and they had to deal with that first.” The governor of New York not only allegedly obstructed a federal investigation but he allegedly asked a state lawmaker to write a letter full of lies to help cover that up as well.
The conversation rapidly turned dark, Kim said, as Cuomo threatened him saying, “You have not seen my wrath. I have been biting my tongue for months.”
“I can tell the whole world what a bad person you are and you will be finished,” Kim recalled Cuomo saying, ending the vicious rant with, “You will be destroyed.”
Kim said Cuomo was so livid that “my wife could hear the governor yelling into the phone.”
Cuomo asked Kim if he was a lawyer at one point, which the assemblyman is not.
“After that call, we were devastated. My wife didn’t sleep at all,” Kim said.
Kim said that Cuomo later “called me four or five times on Saturday” but he didn’t answer the phone.
Kim has been among Cuomo’s strongest critics since his uncle, Son Kim, died in a nursing home back in April after she showed symptoms of COVID-19. Who can blame him?
It now looks like Democrats, who put up with the governor’s arrogance for way too long during the COVID-19 crisis, are starting to turn on him. On Tuesday, nine state Assembly Democrats accused the governor of federal obstruction of justice in a letter that asks for Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 emergency powers to be stripped. A number of state Senators also asked for the same.
Cuomo’s spokesman, Rich Azzopardi, issued a nearly 800-word, prepared statement in which he accused Kim of “lying about his conversation with Governor Cuomo Thursday night.” I don’t think anyone believes Azzopardi, especially if you watch any one of Cuomo’s press conferences where he goes all belligerent and arrogant at anyone who questions his actions or authority on the handling of the COVID pandemic in New York.
“ I know because I was one of three other people in the room when the phone call occurred,” Azzopardi said, which probably means the guy who gets Cuomo’s coffee is lying as well. Why would Kim make something up like that?
“At no time did anyone threaten to ‘destroy’ anyone with their ‘wrath’ nor engage in a ‘coverup.’”
He added: “That’s beyond the pale and is, unfortunately, part of a years-long pattern of lies by Mr. Kim against this administration.”
The country witnessed Governor Cuomo go from thanking President Trump for everything he did for New York during the pandemic, and it was a lot of things the president came through on for Cuomo. We then saw the governor, on a dime change his tune and start to trash the president saying he did very little for the state. Andrew Cuomo is a political whore with a very bad temper, and no one thinks Kim made up anything outside of coffee boy and some other sycophants who don’t want to piss off Dear Governor.
The Democrats are pulling another scam on the American taxpayer in that they are disguising progressive state bailouts as COVID-19 relief.
More than $50 billion is being given to New York as part of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package.
We are now finding out, albeit at a piecemeal pace, that Governor Andrew Cuomo completely screwed up the handling of the pandemic virus, and a Cuomo administration aide said they faked the nursing home numbers because they said they feared the Trump administration. So, they lied and blamed Trump for it. Seems to be about par with how Democrats run things these days, but will Cuomo ever be held responsible for the deaths of all those innocent elderly patients who died because the governor forced COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes.
New York’s government budget has been hammered by mismanagement and expensive progressive goodies programs they can’t pay for anymore because people are fleeing the state at a rapid pace.
So, now the Democrats are going to bail out states like New York that were fiscally irresponsible before COVID and they’re going to claim the bailouts are under the COVID rescue program.
On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to the New York Democratic delegation alerting them of the bailout, er… COVID-19 relief money saying she believes the bill will pass by the end of February. And she’s certain it will pass because the Democrats are using the budget reconciliation avenue to pass the legislation without involving the Republicans.
In the letter, Pelosi points out the $12.6 billion is included for New York state pandemic recovery funding and $10.6 billion for local governments.
The New York transit system gets $8.8 billion, why Americans from all states have to pay for New York’s transit system is beyond me, but they are also handing out $12.3 billion for New York’s schools. Other than payouts to teachers’ unions, I haven’t been able to find out how that money is going to be spent. If my taxes are paying for that state’s schools, then I have a right to know.
New York small businesses are getting $483 billion and airports get $418 billion.
Don’t forget the DC Democrats originally decided to pay $600 to American citizens who Democrat governors and mayors put out of work with small business shutdowns and three times that amount for illegal aliens.
The state says it needs the money to pay for the massive $63 billion budget deficit owed because of revenue losses caused by the pandemic.
Pelosi praised New York’s two Democrats senators, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand for their “enthusiastic advocacy” in appropriating the bailout, er… funding.
Governor Cuomo, who has seen better days politically, especially after the firestorm that blew up after the New York Post exposed a story that the governor’s top aide admitted that they intentionally lowered the number of COVID deaths in nursing homes after they forced COIVD-19 positive patients in them, and she said it was because they feared the Trump administration would use that information to start a Justice Department investigation, was to meet with Biden in the Oval Office with a group of mayors and governors on Friday to talk about vaccinations and financial relief. Can you believe this? New York just got $50 billion and there’s Governor “We Neeeeeed” Cuomo asking for more.
An anonymous insider said that the governor’s office was “well aware” that the $50 billion was coming.
Cuomo, who did a horrible job in handling the COVID pandemic, but received an Emmy Award for his “masterful” coronavirus briefings forever ruining the sanctity of that award, pleaded with Washington for more pandemic relief after releasing a state budget proposal that is relying on %15 billion in federal funding, again our money.