The mayor of New York is putting the governor of New York in a tight spot.
Scandal-ridden Andrew Cuomo is desperately trying to keep his political life afloat, but now, even his own party is calling him out.
De Blasio said that he was unimpressed with Cuomo’s apology and that he should not be leading New York if the allegations are true:
We have to believe women who come forward and fully investigate. And, you know, the governor issued a total non-apology earlier and, in effect, treated sexual harassment as some kind of laughing matter. It’s not a laughing matter. It’s not a joke. It’s very, very serious stuff. We need a full investigation. It proves that these allegations are true, how can someone lead a state if they’ve done these kinds of things?
After being asked about Cuomo’s possible involvement in the coverup of data revealing the number of nursing home deaths, de Blasio was stunningly clear. “I don’t see how anyone can function as a governor and have the trust of the people and the respect of the people if they purposefully covered up the deaths of thousands of our seniors, our elders, family members, beloved family members who are gone,” said De Blasio. “If you cover that up or if you did things for reasons that had to do with politics or contributions, if you’ve sexually harassed young women in your employment, these are disqualifying realities. How could anyone look the people in the face after that? If these allegations, if these charges are proven, there’s just no way he can govern.”
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