New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will not resign from office even as dozens of lawmakers from both major parties support his removal.
Governor Cuomo is facing a pair of scandals in addition to mounting pressure from his own party to step down. The first concerns his decision to force nursing homes in his state to take in patients infected with COVID-19 — which has been linked to a surge in pandemic-related deaths. The second is a collection of claims from various women that he sexually harassed them in one way or another.
It really was the perfect storm for the New York governor. Just one year ago, progressives in the media held him up as the ideal governor and praised his decision to lockdown his state indefinitely. New York’s COVID-related restrictions are among the harshest in the country. As a result, New Yorkers have fled the state in droves for places like Florida, where pandemic lockdowns are far less severe.
Cuomo was even encouraged by many pundits to make a late entry into the 2020 presidential race — presumably to replace Joe Biden at the top of the ticket. Now, it doesn’t look like Cuomo has many political opportunities beyond this point.
Of course, things could completely change — perhaps not even that long from now. Leftists in Congress openly regret turning on former Minnesota Senator Al Franken after photos of him groping a sleeping reporter were released to the public. The left has absolutely no shame when it comes to this. If Cuomo was a Republican, he may very well have been publicly crucified by now.
At the end of the day, there are separate rules for Republican and Democrat politicians. When Republicans are implicated in anything, their career is instantly over. When the same thing happens to a Democrat, they get the chance to explain themselves, and may even find themselves returning to the public arena once enough time has passed. Sadly, there’s no reason to expect this disparate treatment to change any time soon.
Here’s Anthony Brian Logan with more.