NY State Lawmakers Call For Cuomo Resignation As Fourth And Fifth Accusers Come Forward

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The Democrat leaders of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate have officially called for Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign.

Not because of the roughly 15,000 New Yorkers who are dead because of his colossally poor judgement decisions regarding Covid patients in nursing homes, nor because of the massive cover-up scheme he orchestrated to hide the thousands of deaths from the public and the Feds.

No. They’re calling for his resignation because now fourth and fifth accusers have come forward alleging sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. The nursing home deaths are apparently secondary.

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said,

“We have allegations about sexual harassment, a toxic work environment, the loss of credibility surrounding the Covid-19 nursing home data and questions about the construction of a major infrastructure project New York is still in the midst of this pandemic and is still facing the societal, health and economic impacts of it. We need to govern without daily distraction. For the good of the state Governor Cuomo must resign.”

Keep in mind that just the other day, when there were still only three accusers (and still roughly 15,000 unnecessarily dead New Yorkers), State Senate Majority Leader Cousins said she wouldn’t call for the Governor’s resignation unless a fourth accuser came forward against him.

I guess three is OK but four is where she draws the line? Maybe four is her lucky number? Yeah, it makes absolutely no sense to me, either. But then again, I’m still confused as to why the thousands of deaths he caused weren’t enough to call for his resignation.

State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie agreed with Cousins, saying,

“The allegations pertaining to the Governor that have been reported in recent weeks have been deeply disturbing, and have no place whatsoever in government, the workplace or anywhere else. I too share the sentiment of Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins regarding the Governor’s ability to continue to lead this state. We have many challenges to address, and I think it is time for the Governor to seriously consider whether he can effectively meet the needs of the people of New York.”

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Meanwhile, the Governor appears to be sticking with his “But I kiss everybody so it’s OK” excuse, having spokespeople explain that “Reporters and photographers have covered the governor for 14 years watching him kiss men and women and posing for pictures.” And they’re surly heaving a sign of relief that they aren’t being asked about the nursing home deaths instead.