New York’s embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under fire yet again, this time for demanding other officials in sex scandals should resign before any investigations but now saying that he’ll stay in office until his own allegations are investigated.
Cuomo has been hit with no less than three women who have charged that he acted inappropriately around them (See this AP article on the allegations). Then he claimed that he was going to appoint the man who was going to investigate him… and that sure went over like a lead balloon, as well it should.
Now the leftist gov. is under fire for his past attacks on others and his hypocrisy for holding himself to a much easier standard than he did those other officials.
Per the New York Post:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been quick to call for the resignations of powerful Albany lawmakers accused of sexually harassing aides — including known harassers Vito Lopez, Micah Kellner and Dennis Gabryszak — but refuses to heed his own advice now that he’s the one facing multiple claims, critics argue.
The third-term Democratic governor faces three accusations of sexual harassment of his own within the last week, and has been called on by Democrats and Republicans alike to step down.
John Kaehny, executive director of watchdog group Reinvent Albany, was one of the first to take a slap at the gov. “Shouldn’t the governor, the most powerful official in New York, be held to at least the same ethical standard as an Assembly member?” he said.
“Not so long ago, Governor Cuomo demanded that two Assembly members ‘immediately deny’ allegation of sexual harassment or resign. Powerful words. Does the governor hold himself to the same standard?” Kaehny added.
Cuomo had loudly demanded that Assemblyman Vito Lopez resign after he was accused of sexual harassment. Cuomo even threatened to become personally involved in the case.
The gov. also attacked Manhattan Democrat Micah Kellner and Buffalo’s Dennis Gabryszak, demanding that they also resign after news of allegations against them broke.
Despite calling for everyone else to resign, Cuomo now wants the investigation into his allegations to go the distance and has thus far refused to resign. That is some big league hypocrisy.
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