The New York state attorney general’s office has expanded its investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) after reports surfaced that a top advisor to Cuomo was tying vaccine access to support for Cuomo.
Figures from the attorney general’s office said, “Investigators have interviewed at least three Democratic county executives who said they were surprised to receive calls from Larry Schwartz, a volunteer adviser who oversaw vaccine distribution for the state, asking whether they would be calling for Mr. Cuomo’s resignation.”
Larry Schwartz worked as Cuomo’s vaccine czar but recently resigned for dubious reasons.
The anonymous figures went on to say that, “The executives said that at the time of Mr. Schwartz’s calls they were typically speaking with him about the allocation of vaccine supplies, not politics.”
Schwartz was in charge of distributing vaccines, and it seems the implication that he was sending other New York Democrats is that they needed to support Cuomo or risk “vaccine shortages.”
Of course, these are just allegations derived from a fair amount of speculation, but there is enough smoke to warrant an official investigation. If the allegations prove true, it will be yet another example of corruption from the Cuomo administration.
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