It has been said by several people, and I agree with them, that Democrats and media are focusing on the sexual harassment claims against Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York because they are great cover for the Covid nursing home deaths he’s responsible for. Should Cuomo go down for those deaths (as he should), then additional Democrat governors, including Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, could be on the hook as well because they too forced elderly Covid patients into nursing homes. Imagine how devastating it would be politically for the Democrat Party if four or five Democrat governors of large states were to go down on charges of criminal negligence for the deaths of tens of thousands of grandmas and grandpas.
Because Cuomo’s death numbers are the highest and, therefore, have attracted the greatest attention, the Democrats want him gone to protect the other governors. The thinking is if he’s gone, then everyone will forget Covid nursing home deaths and political catastrophe will be averted. Hence, the attention on the sexual harassment cases.
Pressure has been building on Cuomo to resign, which he said he will not do, but today we have learned from Newsmax that some big name Democrats have called on Cuomo to resign:
The top congressional Democrat, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, and fellow New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand issued a short, blunt statement Friday, saying Cuomo needs to resign.
It read as follows: “Confronting and overcoming the COVID crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct. Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York. Governor Cuomo should resign.”
Cuomo has been accused by multiple women — seven so far — of sexual misconduct, including unwanted flirting and touching.
Can he survive now that the two US senators from New York, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, have demanded his resignation? What if the entire New York delegation demands it?
It’s pretty amazing how Cuomo’s sexual harassment charges cause more coverage by media and demands by politicians to resign than his causing the deaths of tens of thousands of elderly New Yorkers (and lying about it).
Life is cheap on the left side of the aisle, it seems.