The New York legislature recently passed a bill stripping Gov. Cuomo’s emergency powers after allegations of underreporting nursing home fatalities during the COVID-19 pandemic and numerous claims of sexual harassment. Multiple reporters and lawmakers have also accused Cuomo of bullying and threatening them.
“We’ve taken away the ability for the governor to do any more directives…but as we found this out, it’s absolutely something that we need to get to the bottom of. We cannot have — regardless of whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat, or what have you — cherry-picking of information that you want to share with the public and the Legislature to make your boss look better,” said Democratic New York State Sen. Gustavo Rivera.
New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins talked about the sexual harassment claims by three separate women on “Capital Tonight” and said Cuomo should resign if a “fourth” sexual harassment accuser were to come out. So much for the Me Too Movement and “believing all women.” According to the Democrats, it’s “believe every fourth woman.”
Stewart-Cousins said she could call for Cuomo to step down after completing an investigation into his behavior, but said the review is not expected to be completed for weeks. Her remarks were taped just hours before an interview aired with Charlotte Bennett, a former executive assistant and policy advisor to the Cuomo Administration. Bennett told CBS that the governor asked her questions about her sex life, whether her relationships were monogamous, and whether she ever had sex with older men.
A third woman, Anna Ruch, came forward to say Cuomo made unwanted sexual advances towards her at a wedding, including placing his hands on her face and asking to kiss her. She called the governor seeming “aggressive” as he put his hands on her cheeks and asked if he could kiss her, loudly enough for a friend standing nearby to hear.
The “fourth woman” came forward Saturday to accuse Gov. Cuomo of sexually harassing behavior. Former press aide Karen Hinton said she endured a “very long, too long, too tight, too intimate” embrace from the governor in a dimly lit Los Angeles hotel room in December 2000. She said he pulled back for a second embrace like he was trying to lead to other things, so she just pulled away again and left.
A fifth woman came forward, Ana Liss, a policy and operations aide who worked for Cuomo as a policy and operations aide from 2013-2015. She said he’d behaved inappropriately while on the job, recalling that he touched her lower back during an event, once kissed her hand, and asked if she was dating. She said he diminished her from an educated professional to “just a skirt.”
“It’s not appropriate, really, in any setting,” Liss said.
Five accusers and still no call to resign. It’s no wonder the radical left is known for its double standards. They say “believe all women” until it’s a Democrat.