In an unexpected turn of events, Andrew Cuomo gave his two weeks notice. He will no longer infest the New York Governor’s office with his predatory ways.
To be honest, I’m blown away. I never expected Cuomo to acknowledge the deep sh*t he’s in. My how times have changed. Just one year ago, speculators thought Cuomo was next up to be the Attorney General of the United States. A Presidential run was on the table. Now, Cuomo might end up in handcuffs instead.
Fox News elaborates:
On Sunday, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple hinted at a possible result in the case involving Brittany Commisso, the executive assistant who brought the most serious allegations against the governor.
“It would probably be a misdemeanor, possibly a couple,” Apple said during a news conference.
Criminal defense attorney and former Brooklyn prosecutor Julie Rendelman agreed with that assessment, based on Commisso’s allegation that in one instance Cuomo grabbed her butt while they took a selfie and on another occasion reached under her blouse and cupped her breast over her bra.
“Assuming a thorough investigation by the district attorney’s office supports Ms. Commisso’s allegations, Governor Cuomo is potentially looking at two misdemeanor charges, forcible touching and sexual abuse in the third degree,” Rendelman told Fox News.
It’s disappointing to know these charges are “misdemeanors” and Cuomo won’t face any serious jail time. The maximum sentence is one year. But the humiliation of the arrest does give some measure of satisfaction to the many women he subjected himself to.
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As with most leftist scandals, Cuomo started his announcement with “I’m so very sorry…” Empty words from a man who truly sees no wrong in his actions. However, he was right about one thing. The best move Cuomo could make is to step down. Thus, Cuomo announced his resignation, effective in fourteen days.
“New York tough means New York loving, and I love New York and I love you,” Cuomo said, “I would never want to be unhelpful in any way, and I think given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing, and therefore, that’s what I’ll do.”
The governor started his press conference by saying he’s “deeply” sorry for any behavior deemed inappropriate during his time in office but denied the sexual harassment allegations by multiple current and former employees during state Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation. Cuomo accused state investigators of bias after the report accused him of sexually harassing 11 women from 2013 to 2020 in violation of state and federal law.
Deny, Deny, Deny
Of course, Cuomo still denies any wrong-doing.
“When there is a bias or a lack of fairness in the justice system, it is a concern for everyone,” he said. “There is a difference between alleged improper conduct and concluding sexual harassment. Now, don’t get me wrong, this is not to say that there are 11 women who I truly offended. There are, and I deeply, deeply apologize.”
Cuomo admitted to making jokes and giving people hugs and kisses, “women and men.”
“I have slipped and called people ‘honey, ’sweetheart’ and ‘darling.’ I mean it to be endearing but women found it dated and offensive,” he continued. “So I take full responsibility for my actions. I have been too familiar with people. My sense of humor can be insensitive and off-putting.”
“In my mind, I’ve never crossed the line with anyone, but I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn,” he added. “There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate. And I should have, no excuses.”
I just love how Cuomo downplays his behavior as a generational shift. It wasn’t saying sweetheart, honey, or darling that landed Cuomo in hot water. It was forced physical contact. Surely, Cuomo saw enough Biden memes to know where the line is drawn.
Ironically, the same man who accused Justice Kavanaugh of criminal behavior now faces the charges of not one skanky leftist, but at least eleven credible women. Now, Cuomo claims bias steered the investigation.
Earlier in the conference, Cuomo’s lawyer Rita Glavin also accused the state investigators of bias, ignoring evidence that didn’t fit their “narrative,” and said the media created a “feeding frenzy” over the findings instead of sticking to the facts.
Fabien Levy, a spokesman of the state attorney general, issued a statement last week criticizing Glavin’s characterization of the investigation as “unfortunate.”
“After multiple women made accusations that Governor Cuomo sexually harassed them, the governor, himself, requested that Attorney General James oversee an independent investigation,” Levy said. “The independent investigators selected are widely respected professionals, recognized for their legal and investigatory ability. To attack this investigation and attempt to undermine and politicize this process takes away from the bravery displayed by these women.
Clearly, Cuomo’s best move now is to lay low. Be quiet. Because the more he places blame on the very process he chose, the dumber he looks. Although Cuomo resigned on his own, impeachment is still on the table. If Trump faced impeachment over crimes Biden committed, surely Cuomo can be impeached for his reprehensible actions. Of course, this is the land of leftism, so this may not end the way we think it should.