The Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, at last, has finally responded to the sexual harassment allegations made against him by two women… so far. Of course, Cuomo denied the accusations by his two accusers – who we have been told up until now must be believed – and defended himself by saying, “Some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.”
“I never intended to offend anyone or cause any harm,” the statement released on Sunday read.
“At work sometimes I think I am being playful and make jokes that I think are funny,” Cuomo said. “I do, on occasion, tease people in what I think is a good-natured way.”
Welcome to the liberal-created world of sexual harassment in which pieces of garbage like Cuomo have told women that they do a disservice to women when they talk about sexual harassment in government, but go full steam ahead when allegations are made against their political enemies. Like the time Karen DeWitt, a public radio correspondent, asked Cuomo what the state of New York “could do differently” amid a tidal wave of accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against prominent men in the mainstream news media and politics, including a former senior official appointed by Cuomo actually responded by saying, “It’s not government. It’s society. It was Harvey Weinstein in the arts industry, it’s comedians, it’s politicians, it’s chefs. It’s systemic, it’s societal, it’s not one person in one area. It’s not just Charlie Rose, it’s not just Matt Lauer, it’s not just journalists. It’s societal.”
The governor continued his non-apology apology.
“I have teased people about their personal lives, their relationships, about getting married or not getting married,” he continued. “I mean no offense and only attempt to add some levity and banter to what is a very serious business.” In other words, it’s not his fault these women can’t take a joke.
We recently reported that a second accuser has come out to make allegations against Cuomo, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett, 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. Yikes!
Cuomo said he wanted to be a mentor for Bennett. Then why did the 63-three-year-old Democratic governor ask Bennett if she ever had sex with older men, and inform her that “he’s fine with anyone above the age of 22” if he wanted to be her mentor? What kind of elderly male mentor speaks like that to women more than half their own age?
“I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended,” Cuomo stated. May have been? When Bennett once talked about getting a tattoo, Cuomo suggested that she get it placed on her buttocks so people couldn’t see the tattoo if she wore a dress. Yeah, I remember when my mentor said something very similar to me. #EyeRoll
Cuomo then gave an apology to anyone who “misinterpreted” him, “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.”
In other words, I’m sorry you didn’t understand that I was only trying to be a fatherly figure to you and you’re just too damn stupid to realize it.
Where are all the women’s groups? Why aren’t they going on all the news programs to complain about the man who promotes all of their crazy policies? I think I just answered my own question.
Cuomo said he “never inappropriately touched anybody” and “never propositioned anybody.” He added, “I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”
Bennett told the New York Times, “He also asked me in the same conversation if I had ever been with an older man.”
Once when Bennett told the governor that she was going to give a speech at Hamilton College where she graduated to students about her experience as a survivor of sexual assault, she said, “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.” Who does that? A creepy guy trying to show his sensitive side thinking he’s got a shot at getting with a young woman after she opened up about a sexual assault she survived. This man is sick.
Lindsey Boylan, we reported, was the first former female aide to accuse Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. She alleged in a statement that the governor kissed her on the lips without consent, touched her lower back, arms, and legs, joked about playing strip poker, and the harassment went on for years.
“These are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to,” Cuomo said on Sunday. “That’s why I have asked for an outside, independent review that looks at these allegations.”
For those who aren’t aware “an outside, independent review” in Democrat language means they’re going to attempt to bury the story by hiring a firm or an individual who in the end will say exactly what the folks paying them tell them to say – think Crowdstrike – and the review process will take a long time because the accused wants to make sure that everything is done properly and by the book, but really what’s going on is they are playing the odds that after a lot of time passes the issue will be long forgotten and considered old news. It’s the standard playbook by Democrats. Instead of asking for an independent review, he could just tell the truth. Who calls for an independent review against themself when they are accused of sexual harassment? If you’re truly innocent you shout from the rooftops that your accusers are full of crap. You don’t offer to authorize an “independent review.” And apparently, it backfired.
Last week, Cuomo personally appointed former US District Judge Barbara Jones to carry out the independent investigation into the accusations but did an about-face on Sunday after the move attracted a lot of criticism. Jones is a former law partner to one of Cuomo’s closest advisors, Steve Cohen. No conflict of interest there, right?
Cuomo had to put together a new statement announcing New York State Attorney General Letitia James (D) and the chief judge of the court of appeals, Janet DiFiore, would jointly select an “independent and qualified lawyer in private practice without political affiliation to conduct a thorough review and issue a public report.”
“We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics,” the statement read. “The work product will be solely controlled by that independent lawyer personally selected by the Attorney General and Chief Judge.” If that was the original intent then why did he hand-pick Jones in the first place?
James issued her own statement on the independent investigation.
“The state’s Executive Law clearly gives my office the authority to investigate this matter once the governor provides a referral,” James said. “While I have deep respect for Chief Judge DiFiore, I am the duly elected attorney general and it is my responsibility to carry out this task, per Executive Law. The governor must provide this referral so an independent investigation with subpoena power can be conducted.”
It will be whitewashed, mark my words because in the end Democrats love to virtue signal the rest of us about how to be moral people but they really never hold themselves up to the same standards.
After New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sent the equivalent of biological weapons into the state’s nursing homes by forcing COVID-19 patients to be taken in, thousands of elderly residents were killed by the deadly virus.
We reported recently that a top aide to Governor Cuomo, Melissa DeRosa, admitted on a conference call to state Democrats that the Cuomo administration lied about the number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, incredibly admitting to federal obstruction of justice claiming they did it because when President Trump started pressuring the Cuomo administration on Twitter over how poorly they were handling the pandemic, DeRosa said they froze from fear, and ultimately hid the numbers because they feared a federal Justice Department investigation.
As COVID-19 was emptying out nursing homes state tallies revealed that a miracle took place in a Long Island home showing that they only suffered one death. Wait, what?
After the Cuomo administration was ordered by a judge to release more complete data that must include nursing home deaths who died in hospitals the total amounted to only three more deaths at the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at South Point.
There’s a resident of the Nassau County home who said that even four deaths are a crock because there were at least two or three people who died every day during the height of the virus pandemic. The resident said that there were so many deaths at that nursing home that the beauty parlor had to be turned into a makeshift morgue. Democrats have gotten away with lying so much and for so long that the Cuomo administration must have figured it would be easy to dismiss all the deaths that occurred there due to COVID-19. They are cruel and heartless people.
“The people just disappeared,” said Jeffrey Fischler, 51, who has been at home for two years. Fischler said that his roommate died, and even though he admits he doesn’t know if the roommate died of COVID or not, he said that the corpse was kept in his room for eight hours simply because they ran out of space for where they could move the body.
Nursing homes are supposed to report deaths to the Department of Health, but the fatality rates being so low, including for the New York City area, which apparently was hit hard, raises questions about whether or not the Department of Health made any valid attempts to verify the numbers.
“One or two deaths, that’s a red flag for me,” said Richard Mollot, the head of an advocacy group called Long Term Care Community Coalition. “If you see anomalies that should be a red flag to at least ask questions.”
The FBI and a US Attorney are now investigating the Cuomo administration over the nursing home deaths.
Even the radical progressive Attorney General Letitia James released a damning report last month where she said the state more-than-likely undercounted nursing home deaths by as much as 50%.
The total number of nursing home residents who died is more than 13,000, with some estimates being as much as 15,000.
“There are gaping discrepancies in the data all over the place, even now with all the additional reporting that they’ve finally done,” said Bill Hammond, a senior fellow for health policy at the Empire Center for Public Policy, the organization that filed a FOIA request to get the Cuomo Administration to release more complete data.
Hammond admitted that there is a possibility that some nursing homes were able to keep the virus at bay and have only a few fatalities. It’s funny how human beings are always wont to give the benefit of the doubt to their adversaries, that is unless they are a Democrat politician.
“Nassau was one of the hardest hit places and they would have had to get really lucky,” he said of the Grand Rehabilitation home. Any Democrat worth his communist card would exploit that statement by saying “Yeah, they got really lucky. That’s what happened.”
Stay tuned for more information on the Cuomo nursing home death scandal as we will report anything new when we get it.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and eight other Republican lawmakers on the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee have urged Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) to open an investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo’s increasingly troublesome nursing some death scandal.
Wednesday night, the GOP lawmakers sent a letter asking Durbin to schedule hearings into the conduct of the Cuomo administration since it has been reported that it intentionally withheld the COVID-19 death numbers from nursing homes after Cuomo forced COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes with the most vulnerable of our society for this pandemic virus, the elderly.
“The American people deserve to know the extent to which Governor Cuomo and his senior staff violated the civil rights of New York seniors, lied to the Department of Justice about their actions, and violated federal civil and criminal laws in the process,” the lawmakers wrote.
“That so many people needlessly lost their lives because of the failed policies of Governor Cuomo’s administration — an administration that many have lauded over the past year — is tragic and deserves a full investigation and accounting.”
Of course, you just know that Durbin and his cohorts in the party are going to use the Cuomo administration’s lie that they did it because President Donald Trump was pressuring them on Twitter.
The GOP Senators who signed with Cruz were Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Thom Tillis (R-NC).
In the letter sent to Durbin, the senators said they expect Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, to commit to investigating this growing scandal.
“When Judge Garland testifies before this Committee, we expect him to commit the Department of Justice to fully investigating this cover-up to determine whether any criminal laws were violated and to prosecute any violations,” they wrote. Not that it will ever happen, because while Democrats make things up against Republicans out of thin air, they rarely ever go after one of their own, and the tyrant governor of New York is most definitely one of their own.
Richard Azzopardi, a spokesman for the governor, slimed on about Cruz’s request, “Every death in this pandemic is a tragedy and shame on the Treason Caucus for exploiting them to distract from fermenting the Capitol insurrection that resulted in the death of a police officer.”
Can you believe that? This putz (a little cultural appropriation) tried to dilute the scandal by referring to a fake scandal against Senator Cruz where in the wake of the Capitol riot on January 6, the Democrats have tried to accuse Cruz of helping to incite the riot while he was inside the Capitol building doing exactly what the Democrats did for the last three Republican White House victories. Azzopardi accused Cruz and the other Republicans of doing exactly what he did in the context of his accusation. The Democrats are sick people.
Last week we reported that a Cuomo top aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted to a bunch of state Democrats lawmakers that they withheld the COVID-19 nursing home death count over the fear that the numbers would be “used against us” by federal authorities. Isn’t that called obstruction? I thought the Democrats really hated obstruction.
This scandal was made public after New York Attorney General Letitia James reported that she discovered that COVID-19 nursing home deaths were 50 percent higher than Cuomo and the administration claimed.
Also on Wednesday Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) said he received a threatening phone call from Cuomo last week telling the assemblyman that he’d be “destroyed” if he didn’t help contain the situation. Can you imagine?
Kim said he was “in the middle of bathing my kids,” when Cuomo asked him to write up a statement that would say that DeRosa told state lawmakers that they would comply with federal prosecutors.
Folks, that’s manufacturing false evidence, something the Democrats accused Trump of doing, except unlike the former president, Cuomo allegedly actually did if Kim is telling the truth.
Kim said that during the call Cuomo threatened him saying, “You have not seen my wrath. I have been biting my tongue for months.” The assemblyman said Cuomo then told him, “I can tell the whole world what a bad person you are and you will be finished.” Kim said, and concluded that the governor told him, “You will be destroyed.”
This is worse than any of the lies the Democrats made up about Republicans and apparently it’s a real scandal.
Last month, Cruz introduced an amendment to the COVID-19 relief package that called for a Department Of Justice investigation to determine if officials like Cuomo could be criminally or civilly liable for forcing COVID-19 patients into nursing homes. The senator from Texas shouldn’t hold his breath because there is no way, no how that the Biden DOJ will ever hold Democrats accountable for what they did that ended up killing thousands of seniors.
Cuomo made good on his threats. During a press conference on Wednesday, the governor attacked both Assemblyman Kim and the New York Post for having the gall to expose the nursing home scandal.
It now appears that fellow Democrats, who put up with Cuomo’s arrogance for way too long during the COVID-19 crisis, are now turning on him. On Tuesday, nine state Assembly Democrats accused the governor of federal obstruction of justice in a letter that asks that Cuomo’s COVID-19 emergency powers be stripped. Multiple state Senators asked for the same.
I am admittedly a partisan conservative, but I don’t take too much pleasure watching someone have the world come down on them, but in this case, I think it’s completely justified. Andrew Cuomo has been an obnoxious and arrogant tyrant who not only botched his handling of the pandemic for New Yorkers and not only tried to blame everyone else for his and his administration’s negligence over the nursing home debacle, but he actually wrote a book about what an awesome job he did as governor handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
But, absolutely nothing will happen on the federal level as we now know that President Biden chose not to discuss the scandal during his White House meeting with the governor on Friday, saying “it was not a focus of their conversation or a topic.”
For those of you reading this who are admitted leftists I want you to do something for me. I want you to close your eyes, take some deep, slow breaths, and once your mind has been cleared of everything, think to yourself, what if it was Donald Trump.
New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo has again shirked responsibility for thousands of New Yorkers who died because he made a command decision to force COVID-19 patients into nursing homes with the most vulnerable of our society, the elderly. The Hollywood freaks gave this man and me for his press briefings on how he was handling coronavirus.
This time, the arrogant tyrant governor blamed nursing home staff for spreading the virus to their patients. Even if true, it wouldn’t have happened if Cuomo had not decided to put elderly nursing home patients in harm’s way by violating the CDC guidelines and forcing COVID-19 patients in the facilities with them. There is no excuse for that kind of incompetence in leadership.
Cuomo said that people who blame him for the needless COVID-19 deaths are creating a “toxic political environment” and spreading “conspiracy theories.”
Nowadays anything a Democrat doesn’t like that is said about them is labeled a conspiracy theory. Well, there’s no conspiracy theory about this. The Cuomo administration forced COVID-19 patients into nursing homes. That’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s fact.
On Monday, Cuomo spoke at the media about the reports that his administration hid their real coronavirus deal count number in nursing homes when President Donald Trump started pressuring them on social media. Democrats are masters at blaming other people for everything they do. Donald Trump was their scapegoat for four years
We reported last week when the New York Post released a bombshell report where Melissa DeRosa, a top aide to the governor, admitted to a group of New York state Democrats on a Zoom call that the governor’s office withheld the information from state lawmakers because, in her words, they froze when President Trump would tweet negatively about the governor’s handling of the pandemic. And the only reason why Trump tweeted negatively about New York’s abysmal handling of the pandemic is that after all, he did for the state of New York during the pandemic, which amounted to a very large list, Andrew Cuomo after already praising him for what he did for his state, months later started bashing the president because that’s what the party told him to do because they had an election to win.
Since the report, a bipartisan number of state lawmakers have called for investigations to begin and they demanded that Cuomo’s emergency powers be revoked.
“Executive powers have nothing to do with nursing homes and the legislature can overturn executive measures,” Cuomo said during his news conference. “We know the virus can’t be mandated within state boundaries or county boundaries. These are public health decisions, not decisions to be made for local politics. I get these are difficult decisions, but otherwise, people die, and these decisions should not be politicized.”
In other words, Cuomo said that he can do anything he wants because the legislature can stop him if they don’t like what he’s doing. What an inept, blundering sad sack of a man. Even so, the whole point is that the legislature didn’t know what he was doing at the time he was doing it because they hid the data.
He laid out “facts” disputing that his administration hid COVID-19 deaths, despite a damning report from New York State Attorney General Letitia James that said Cuomo’s Department of Health neglected to reveal how many people living in nursing homes died in hospitals, undercounting total nursing home COVID-19 deaths as much as 50%. And don’t forget that his aide spilled the beans to members of the New York party
“The DOH has always fully and publicly reported all COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes and hospitals,” Cuomo said. “They have always been fully reported. Nursing homes had the most vulnerable population, we know that. Nationwide, 36% of the deaths are in nursing homes, you know what percent of the population are people in nursing homes? One percent … New York is 34 in nursing home deaths as a percentage of total deaths. 34 out of 50 states. New York state is one of only [nine] states that counts what’s called ‘presumed fatalities’ in nursing homes.”
The governor said last August the Trump administration’s DOJ requested public information on nursing homes.
“We paused the state legislature’s request. We voluntarily complied with the DOJ request for information. Two very different things,” he claimed. “Nursing homes have the most vulnerable populations, we know that!”
Then why did he force COVID-19 patients on them?
He continued, citing “much distortion” surrounding his March 25, 2020, executive order to push coronavirus patients into nursing homes to free hospital space. But we already know that the hospitals never ran out of space. Trump sent the USNS Comfort to New York to help and they never used any of the 1,000 hospital beds.
The AP reported that over 9,000 COVID-19 patients were released from hospitals and sent to nursing homes because of Cuomo’s executive order. Over 15,000 seniors died.
Cuomo said that at the time he made the blundering decision to kill thousands of seniors the CDC’s guidance advised those coronavirus patients leaving hospitals were not very likely to be contagious and they could be moved into nursing homes. It was a lie.
We reported when Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator, told Breitbart that New York’s Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo originally issued guidance that contradicted federal guidelines for nursing homes battling the pandemic virus.
“I just want to make it very clear that our guidance was absolutely crystal clear,” Verma said in an interview late last week. “It was clear and unmistakable. Any insinuation to the contrary is woefully mistaken at best and dishonest at worst. We put out our guidance on March 13. It’s very clear when it says that, I’m actually going to read this to you, it says that: ‘When should a nursing home accept a resident who is diagnosed with DTMNBN-19?’ It says: ‘A nursing home can accept a resident diagnosed with DTMNBN-19 and still under transmission-based precautions,’ which means if this person is infectious you have to take precautions. It says ‘as long as the facility can follow CDC guidance for transmission-based precautions.’ It says: ‘If a nursing home cannot, it must wait until these precautions are discontinued,’ meaning if you are not able to care for this patient—somebody is still positive and you’re not equipped to care for the patient, then you shouldn’t accept the patient into your care. That’s really important because longstanding discharge—when you’re discharging a patient from the hospital, longstanding guidelines require when you transfer them somewhere you transfer them to a place that can take care of their needs whether they’re going home or they’re going to a nursing home or some other facility.”
Cuomo said that of 613 New York nursing homes, 365 received a person from a hospital. Cuomo claimed that during the time his order was active, 98% of these nursing homes already had COVID-19 in their facility prior to admitting hospital patients. But he still ordered COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes. The man is insufferable!
“COVID did not get into the nursing homes by people coming from hospitals,” Cuomo said. “COVID got into the nursing homes by staff walking into the nursing home when they didn’t know they had COVID.”
“These decisions are not political decisions,” Cuomo said. They were all political decisions. “They’re all made on the best information the medical professionals had at the time. And in New York we talk to the best experts on the globe. And I’ve said to the people of this state many times, nobody’s been here before, nobody knows for sure — COVID is new.” Again, the CMS administrator called bullschtein.
NY State Republican Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt gave following statement:
Governor Cuomo’s failure to apologize this afternoon was a shocking slap in the face to the New Yorkers who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. His inability to take blame for the hurt inflicted on our families by his administration’s relentless disinformation campaign is wrong on every level. The Governor seems incapable of comprehending that it was his Administration at fault, and nobody else. He continues to shift the blame anywhere but upon himself and his top officials. The Governor’s major excuse for the failure of his Administration to provide accurate, timely information to the public was, ‘We were busy.’ This is a pathetic response coming from a man who had the time to publish and promote a book about his pandemic response while New Yorkers clamored for the truth.To be clear, the Senate Republicans were never notified by the Governor’s Administration regarding the Department of Justice request. People want the truth and the only way that can be provided is through investigations by the Department of Justice and the Attorney General. We know this even more now because Senate Democrats have shown they were willing partners in the lies and the coverup. For the thousands of New Yorkers who lost a cherished loved one in a nursing home, for those who can’t get a vaccine because of this governor’s tight fisted yet incompetent administration of vaccines, and for the professionals who felt compelled to resign from a Department of Health driven not by science but by politics, justice must be served.
As the bogus impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins this week, New York legislators are pushing to pass the “No Citizen is Above the Law” bill that is aimed at making it easy for Trump or any future president to avoid state prosecution if accused of a crime.
Of course, it all depends on an accuser’s definition of “wrongdoing” because that definition could change more often than your underwear in the Wokety Woke Woke world we now live in.
The bill was proposed by state Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) and Assemblyman Nick Perry (D-Brooklyn) and it is determined to stop the statute of limitations so that an angry mob can go after a former president because the statute of limitations clock will be frozen in time during the years a president sits in office. Is it Constitutional? Probably not, but since when has that ever stopped a partisan Democrat?
During a president’s term, he is immune from arrest or prosecution no different from members of Congress when Congress is in session. This is based on a couple of Department of Justice (DOJ) memos from 1973 and 2000, both of which interpret the US Constitution, but both of which also have never been tested in the US Supreme Court.
Perry and Gianaris both argue that a president should not use the time they are in office to avoid prosecution because the statute of limitations expires. In other words, a rule that has been around since time began but is not appreciated for one man, in particular, shall not continue to stand.
“Any president who breaks the law should be held accountable without regard to the time they spend in office. As our nation prepares for an unprecedented second impeachment trial, we must close the loophole that allows Presidents to escape culpability by exploiting statutes of limitations due to Presidential immunity,” Gianaris said.
The New York Attorney General Letitia James, known for going after the NRA, because, well, obviously, and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. are looking into Trump’s businesses.
James not only $750,000 in public money that she didn’t need for her campaign back in 2017, but she spent $500,000 of it on Election Day itself when she dumped money she would otherwise have been obligated to return. James called the National Rifle Association a terrorist organization even though there is not an ounce of proof to say that.
In 2015 Vance refused to prosecute Harvey Weinstein despite having an audio file of the former Hollywood mogul admitting to sexual assault, but suddenly he became woke enough to want to go after Donald Trump for business dealings that if it goes the way everything else that’s been thrown at the man does will end up being absolutely nothing to the charges.
District attorneys in the United States have become corrupted by progressive politics. DAs like Kim Jong Foxx in Chicago who suddenly dropped all charges against hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett, Kim Jong Gardner who failed to go after the rioters who broke through a locked gate onto private property but went after the McCluskeys who defended themselves instead, and Larry Krasner who is a disaster in Philadelphia, most of them funded by George Soros who is hell-bent on having American laws relaxed or even thrown by the wayside by prosecutors no longer prosecuting for certain types of crimes but going after innocent people like the Mclusky’s in Missouri.
The bill is expected to pass the New York Senate this week and will be voted on in the Assembly at any time.
Alan Dershowitz, Constitutional law professor, and Trump legal advisor said that the law is more-than-likely legal, so long as they don’t freeze the statute of limitations on a criminal prosecution, which is precisely what the bill is designed to do.
Republican lawmakers have stood up and accused Perry and Gianaris of political showboating.
“This is just a pointless political headline-grab that’s out of their jurisdiction and ignores more pressing concerns happening right in front of their faces,” said Assemblyman Will Barclay (R-Syracuse).
“It’s unfortunate they’ve spent far less energy reining-in executive powers or issuing a subpoena to the sitting governor,” added Barclay, referring to Cuomo’s terrible job at handling the coronavirus on top of what many consider murder in the nursing home death scandal where the governor forced COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes that caused a lot of deaths.
The National Rifle Association (NRA), the organization that fights for the American people’s right to be able to protect themselves from bad people who want to do them harm, has now filed for bankruptcy and the Second Amendment organization will reincorporate in Texas, the gun rights group announced on Friday.
The NRA, which is based in New York, said it is leaving “what it believes is a corrupt political and regulatory environment in New York” and will reconstitute itself as a Texas nonprofit. The group said its plan “involves utilizing the protection of the bankruptcy court.”
“The move will enable long-term, sustainable growth and ensure the NRA’s continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom – free from the toxic political environment of New York,” the NRA said in a statement.
The NRA also claims it is in its “strongest financial condition in years” and said there will be no immediate changes to its operations. Over 400,000 NRA members live in Texas and the group is holding its annual meeting in Houston in 2021.
“This strategic plan represents a pathway to opportunity, growth, and progress,” NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said in a statement. Obviously an important part of this plan is ‘dumping New York.’ The NRA is pursuing reincorporating in a state that values the contributions of the NRA, celebrates our law-abiding members, and will join us as a partner in upholding constitutional freedom. This is a transformational moment in the history of the NRA.”
The news follows a lawsuit from Democrat New York Attorney General Letitia James back in August that accuses the NRA of violating state law that governs nonprofit organizations.
The real reason why the New York attorney general went after the National Rifle Association has nothing to do with violating nonprofit laws. The reason they went after them is because the NRA is one of the top organizations that get the vote out for Republicans. The NRA uses a lot of its donation money to put up campaign ads that show which politicians protect Second Amendment rights and which politicians want to take away your Second Amendment rights to protect yourself and your loved one. Anyone who tells you any different is lying to you.
The suit brought on by the New York AG also accuses the group, including Wayne Lapierre and three other top officials, of diverting millions of dollars from its charitable mission.
In a statement given on Friday, James called the NRA morally and financially bankrupt. I think the Attorney General is morally bankrupt in that she only went after this organization for political reasons. When you think about it, Democrats in Democrat-run states made sure that small businesses suffered during the COVID crisis. They shut down small businesses because small business owners are the backbone of financial support in donations to the Republican Party. At the same time they shut down small businesses their rich friends in high places made out like bandits. Jeff Bezos who owns Amazon is an elite leftist friend of the Democrats, and he said that his company earned an additional $70 Billion because of COVID.
“The NRA’s claimed financial status has finally met its moral status: bankrupt. While we review this filing, we will not allow the NRA to use this or any other tactic to evade accountability and my office’s oversight,” she said.
This is the same attorney general who sued the NYPD for using too much force during the protests and riots in New York. City. The New York cops, thanks to the asinine Mayor Bill de Blasio, spent the better part of a year not being allowed to retaliate against thugs and hoodlums who would throw water on them. Can you imagine being a beat cop and you have some jackass throw a bucket of water on you and you don’t know when it’s coming at you if it is scalding hot water if it had bleach mixed in with it or some other chemical that could blind you or harm you or burn your skin? James is a toys-in-the-attic, bat guano crazy woman who is just another radical progressive funded by Jennifer Soros, daughter-in-law of George Soros to change American law to favor chaos and punish the cops.
The NRA went away you know damn right well that our Second Amendment rights would be eroded in no time.
Fifty U.S. States and territories, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have launched an anti-trust probe into Google and the company’s “potential monopolistic behavior.” The investigation is being led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who formally made the announcement on Sept. 9.
The bipartisan probe from attorneys general included nearly every state in the nation, except for California and Alabama. President Donald Trump has increasingly called out Google and other technology companies for suppressing conservative voices. In August, Trump said on Twitter that his administration is “watching Google very closely.”
The new probe follows existing investigations at the federal level by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission which are currently probing Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon for potential violations of antitrust law.
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson said at a Washington press conference that the sheer number of attorneys general joining together sends a “strong message to Google.” A Google spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by The Epoch Times on the new probe.
According to a press release, the investigation will focus on Google’s “dominance in the telecommunications and search engine industries” as well as the “potential harm” the company may cause to consumers and the economy from any anti-competitive conduct. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has a market value of more than $820 billion and controls many facets of the internet. Google’s dominance in online search and advertising enables it to target millions of consumers for their personal data.
Paxton said at a press conference that states on Sept. 9 formally requested documents from Google on its advertising business. Several of the attorneys general at the announcement in Washington described the investigation as “preliminary” but said they expected it would expand to cover other issues including data privacy.
Alphabet said last week that the Justice Department in late August requested information and documents related to prior antitrust probes of the company. The company added in a securities filing that it expects similar investigative demands from state attorneys general and that it is cooperating with regulators.
In a Sept. 9 statement, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Google’s widening control could be a danger to consumers’ rights.
“Google’s control over nearly every aspect of our lives has placed the company at the center of our digital economy,” she wrote. “But it doesn’t take a search engine to understand that unchecked corporate power shouldn’t eclipse consumers’ rights.”
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