Times’s up, the #MeToo movement, and believing women all seem to have gone by the wayside for liberals who can’t stand to let one of their favored leaders go by the wayside.
Such is the case with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who has been accused by a plethora of women who have accused him of inappropriate advances. While accusations in and of themselves are hardly a new phenomenon for those in political power, Cuomo’s accusers’ stories are not only credible, consistent, and unrelenting, some of them have evidence, up to and including eyewitnesses and photographic proof.
However, the same group that said that they “believed women” either don’t really believe women when they accuse a Democrat, or they just don’t care.
Either way, it’s more than a little inconsistent to see both President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refusing to condemn the New York Governor.
According to Fox News, Pelosi refuses to ask Cuomo to resign, despite multiple women accusing him of varying degrees of sexually inappropriate actions.
“What I said at the time that these revelations came forward, I said what these women have said must be treated with respect, they are credible and serious charges, and that I called for an investigation,” Pelosi said during an interview with ABC.
“I have confidence in the attorney general of New York – she had called for, I think, an expeditious investigation, and, again, with all the respect in the world for what these women have come forth and said,” Pelosi said Sunday, before then attempting to distance herself in Congress from dealings in New York State. “In terms of … see you’re talking about New Yorkers now … in terms of, generally speaking, people have to look inside themselves and say, and Gov. Cuomo also, ‘how affected is their leadership in leading the state in the circumstances that are there?’ But I do think that the women deserve to hear the results of these investigations, as does the governor.”
“Again, no, no tolerance. No tolerance,” she said. “This is a subject very near and dear to my heart. No tolerance for sexual harassment. Let the world know that.”
According to ABC News, Biden passed on the opportunity to ask Cuomo to resign when he was addressing the nation on Sunday. This was a question on many minds due to the response of White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday who wouldn’t say whether it is the administration’s opinion that the New York governor should retire.
Psaki diplomatically said every woman who has come forward “deserves to have her voice heard, should be treated with respect, and should be able to tell her story.”
Conversely, New York Democrats are calling on their governor to resign, including Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.
However, according to Libby Emmons a senior editor at The Post Millennial, Biden, at least, has sympathy for the governor because of his own affiliation with the problem.
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been accused of unwanted touching and sexual harassment. President Joe Biden has been accused of everything from creepily sniffing women’s hair to sexual assault. Yet Biden is the one who gets the folksy treatment, perceived as merely touchy-feely, while Cuomo, despite his status as the prince of the pandemic press conference, could be facing the end of his career,” Emmons said.
“The Democrats who are intent on hounding Cuomo out of office do not want the political fallout of the nursing home deaths. It’s easier to hold Cuomo’s hands to the fire over these allegations of unwanted touching than it is to deal with the intentional cover-up of elder deaths, in which they may find themselves to have been complicit.
“In short, Cuomo is not liked and, now, not useful. If Biden becomes similarly expendable in the future, he may finally face the same kind of treatment.”