I think this is gonna be the downfall of Andrew Cuomo. He was so worshipped in the spring of last year. Now one by one women are coming forward. I don’t think that 3rd one counts as harassment, but shows his entitlement attitude towards women and truly creepy. sad. I used to like him I’m guessing there are more allegations to come that I’ll add to this thread.
There is a bit of a double standard in that Trump and Kavanaugh got away with outright rape and sexual assault and still had their political careers, but I think Cuomo is done at this point. He’s a creep. None of this rises to the level of Trump or Kavanaugh’s crimes towards women, but still pretty bad. You can’t really be a creep as a democrat these days, only a Republican. Could in the 90’s as Bill Clinton, but the 90’s are history.
I think that Cuomo could have overcome the undercounting of nursing home deaths, but these accusations by women are gonna do him in.
Cuomo will resign gracefully, whereas a Republican in this situation would fight every accusation tooth and nail, using all sorts of dirty backroom blackmail techniques to try to discredit his accusers.
I don’t think Cuomo will resign. He is entirely capable of hardball politics, just ask Assemblyman Ron Kim. Look at his initial moves: Use my pick for investigator. No wait, use the AG and Chief Judge. OK, whoever AG picks.
There wasn’t much noise in December when Boylan made her initial tweet. Cuomo had a spokesperson deny. The 2nd and now third accusation (with pictorial evidence of contact) make it more difficult to believe his denials. One would think #Me Too would have curbed his behavior, but seemingly not.
I’d need to know how much of that decision was Cuomo’s alone, and how much of it relied on his experts to pass judgment on this. I was under the impression that his experts decided the policy there. If not, and it was all Cuomo, he needs to resign.
yeah, this confuses me. i thought that early on, cuomo made it clear what he was basing nursing home deaths on. was obviously a bad metric, but i thought he made it clear in his briefings. maybe not. still not entirely sure he should resign over this though. i’ll have to ponder. the nursing home deaths were a complete disaster. my father was lucky that he survived this fuck up of a policy even though he caught covid in a nursing home. but he caught it early on in march, so hard to say if it was due to the policy or not.
with the women, as grown adult, he should have learned don’t be a creep, but men are complete idiots when it comes to women sometimes. he’s also from an era when this was acceptable, but never adapted when it became unacceptable. i’m more willing to kick him out for not learning the don’t be a creep rule. some of those incidents were very recent and sexual harassment training is required in new york. if he can’t follow the rules the rest of us take training on, kick him to the curb.
Yeah he was in a bad, uncharted situation and he made about the worst choice you could have made in order to be hyper conservative on hospital bed space that didn’t end up getting used. Military leaders make these sorts of decisions during war all the time, if you got your unit massacred you’re probably not moving up, let alone if you’re the general.