Stacy McCain, CUOMO: GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!
The governor of New York is a criminal:New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced on Tuesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) sexually harassed current and former state employees, violating both federal and state law, as determined by the months-long investigation.
“The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” James announced on Tuesday.
The investigation found that the governor specifically “sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women.”
The investigators, the attorney general continued, independently “corroborated and substantiated” the facts through interviews, evidence, including contemporaneous notes and communications, which will be made available to the public . . .
The probe included interviews with 179 people and over 74,000 pieces of evidence . . .
Blah, blah, blah.
You want to talk about a “climate of fear”? He killed thousands of grannies! So while I feel sorry for the government employees Cuomo groped, they should be grateful that at least he didn’t send them to die alone in disease-infested nursing homes. Ed Driscoll reminds us that in March, President Biden said, if the accusations were proven true, Cuomo should resign and “I think he’ll probably end up being prosecuted, too.”
Well, who’s going to prosecute him, Joe? The state attorney general just declared that Cuomo violated federal law, so maybe the guy in charge of the federal government needs to make that prosecution happen.
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I'm having trouble getting exercised about this. I don't doubt he's guilty, and no doubt in deep denial that anything he did was actionable. How else is a powerful politician supposed to get laid? He doesn't have time for romance or drawn out foreplay!
I suppose I should be more sympathetic to the women involved, but for the most part, they are Democrat camp followers, who have long known about and excused the proclivities their leaders, from Bill Clinton to Ralph York Northam. Few, if any, came forward at the time, suggesting they might be OK with a little creepy quid pro quo to get along with their careers, or potentially land a big fish, but once those prospects faded, they were more than content to help another career bully, Laetitia James, take him down in hopes of getting his seat.
Prosecute him or not, impeach him, or don't, I care not. Either way he stands as an exemplar in the Democrat war on decency, and a reminder that sometimes you get what you vote for, good and hard.