This afternoon, I had a follow-up appointment to make sure that my new hearing aids were working well. I’ve got another appointment in two weeks.
When I returned home, I turned on the news and there was New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, discussing the findings of her investigation into the sexual harassment claims against Governor Andrew Cuomo and holy fuck! It appears that Cuomo was even worse than we already knew.
(“Now do Trump!” someone will probably say. Trump is also an awful human being who shouldn’t be in any sort of political office. Happy?)
How long can Andrew Cuomo survive? Even Biden snapped out of his daze long enough to read a memo instructing him to call on the governor to resign but Cuomo’s not going to do that. Anyone who thinks Andrew Cuomo can be shamed out of office hasn’t been paying attention. Andrew Cuomo gets off on claiming that he’s being unfairly persecuted, whether it’s for being Italian or for being the son of a former governor or for being a former Kennedy or for, apparently, making life Hell for any young woman who entered his office, With his raging persecution complex, he probably takes it as a badge of honor that so many people hate his guts. As for impeachment, it could happen but it’s not going to be a quick process and it’s easy to imagine Democrats not wanting to have to deal with all of that during the run-up to an election. Maybe if Cuomo were charged with a crime, he might resign to avoid prosecution but that’s probably it. Even then, I could see him dragging the process out. Andrew’s always had a high opinion on of himself. Spending all last year being lauded as “America’s governor” has undoubtedly only made him more arrogant.
The only question is whether Cuomo will still insist on trying to run for reelection. And really, Andrew’s so arrogant that it’s easy to imagine him doing just that.
The report is not just bad for Andrew Cuomo. It’s also bad for Chris, who many people call Fredo. The report reveals that Chris played a far greater role in advising Andrew than was originally revealed. Interestingly, some of the worst things that Andrew has said in his attempts to wave away the allegations were suggested by Chris. That’s not a crime but it is a serious breach of journalistic ethics and you have to wonder if anyone at CNN is going to have the balls to point that out.
CNN spent 2015 and 2016 giving Trump free publicity. They spent most of 2020 doing the same for the Cuomo brothers. Remember when CNN was a news network, instead of a PR firm for the worst people in the country?