Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is denying reports that he threatened a lawmaker amid an ever-deepening scandal surrounding the cover-up of nursing home deaths in his home state.
Cuomo’s fellow Democrat, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, didn’t come to Cuomo’s defense at all during a recent interview:
That’s classic Andrew Cuomo. A lot of people in New York State have received those phone calls. The bullying is nothing new. I believe Ron Kim, and it’s very, very sad. No public servant, no person who’s telling the truth should be treated that way. But yeah, the threats, the belittling, the demand that someone changed their statement right that moment, many, many times, I’ve heard that and I know a lot of other people in this state have heard that.
When your top ally become an enemy, your days are numbered.
“The script is exactly what a lot of us have heard before,” de Blasio said. “It’s not a surprise. It’s sad. It’s not the way people should be treated.”
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