Opinion by Chris Arps
To most political observers, the resignation today of embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was expected and not all that surprising. The Governor has been heeding calls for months from political opponents to either resign or face possible impeachment from the New York General Assembly. What IS surprising is that a sexual harassment scandal is what took out the Governor, not his disastrous decision to send Covid 19 patients back to their nursing homes.
The beginning of the end for the Governor occurred last week when ambitious New York Attorney General Letitia James released her report accusing Cuomo of unwanted touching and sexual harassment of subordinates. Just yesterday, reports surfaced that two prominent members of the #MeToo and LBGTQ community, who were once on Cuomo’s staff, put pressure on potential witnesses against the Governor to recant.
When two prominent members of the Democrat Party’s key constituencies got caught up in the governor’s scandal, the handwriting is on the wall regarding Cuomo’s future in the governor’s mansion. One man or woman can’t be responsible for the downfall of a movement(s) or political party.
With the Governor’s resignation today, and with his brother Chris under fire for his lack of journalistic integrity at CNN while covering his brother, we are witnessing the demise of a once-powerful political family.
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