Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) dropped a bomb on Congress by calling on embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign.
Schiff’s call for Cuomo to resign will certainly have an uncomfortable impact on other Democrats in Congress who cannot use their distance from Cuomo as an excuse to remain silent on the growing scandal.
Schiff sat down with Wolf Blitzer on Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” and said, “I think that my colleagues from New York are right. It probably is time for him to step down. They’re closer to the situation than I am. But, I have confidence that if they’ve made the judgment that he can’t govern anymore, that he doesn’t have their confidence or the confidence of New Yorkers to do that, and in light of the seriousness of the allegations of sexual assault or harassment, then I don’t think he can carry on, and in the best interest of the people of New York, he should resign.”
Several Democrats have come forward and called on Cuomo to resign after several accusers came forward and leveled charges of sexual assault and harassment at the New York Governor.
Cuomo’s situation has thrown a wrench into the Democrat’s plans as the scandal is distracting from other important objectives. Cuomo is also tarnishing the Democrat party as his situation provides some uncomfortable perspective on the handling of sex scandals by Democrats.
After the #MeToo movement and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Cuomo’s situation has highlighted the hypocrisy endemic to the Democrat party. At this stage, Democrats simply want Cuomo to disappear.
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