Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has weighed in on the explosive sex scandal around Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and is calling for an investigation, Breitbart reported.
Despite the skeletons in her own closet, Clinton is joining the rush of Democrats who are turning on Cuomo. This time last year, the New York governor was being lauded for his response to COVID-19 and Joe Biden said he was “the gold standard.” Now, both accusations of sexual harassment and the deaths of thousands of nursing home patients are burning Cuomo’s career to the ground.
“These stories are difficult to read, and the allegations brought forth raise serious questions that the women who have come forward and all New Yorkers deserve answers to,” Clinton said in a statement Monday, Fox News reported.
Democrats abandoning ship
Democrats lauded Cuomo’s handling of COVID in his state even when reports emerged that his administration made decisions that killed thousands of nursing home patients. With the help of the media and the silence of the party, Cuomo was doing just fine and his star was rising in the Democratic Party. Now with multiple accusers coming forward against him, Cuomo is losing allies.
Democrats have gone from praising and protecting Cuomo to realizing the cost simply isn’t worth it and they are now abandoning him. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) began the exodus by calling for an investigation into the governor.
Clinton added to the pile, saying Monday, “I’m glad to see that there will be a full, independent, and thorough investigation.” If Cuomo’s career wasn’t already doomed, the fact that Democrats from Clinton to AOC are comfortable condemning him seals his future.
Cuomo made decisions that killed thousands of elderly New Yorkers and then proceeded to cover that fact up and the Democratic Party and the mainstream media were fine with that.
It wasn’t until multiple allegations of sexual harassment were made public that Democrats abandoned ship. Cuomo’s crime wasn’t that he killed thousands or that he assaulted several aides, his crime is that he got caught and became a liability to Democrats that wasn’t worth defending.
Deafening silence from Democrats
Democrats are overeager to call for an investigation into Cuomo to distract from the fact that for the past year, those same Democrats have been praising Cuomo as the “gold standard.”
In the coming week, more and more Democrats will inevitably join in on calling for an investigation into Cuomo. Outside of that, there will be deafening silence and there will be no reflection on how Democrats have praised the ground he walked on.
It is worth revisiting an April 2020 segment from late show host Stephen Colbert who said, “Governor Cuomo has projected an air of much-needed competence during the epidemic, and the people are there for it. The obsession with Governor Cuomo has gone to a really weird place because — and I’m quite surprised this is an actual headline—people are asking, ‘Pierced or Not? The Mystery Over New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Nipples.’ Ah-ha! A classic nipple mystery!”
Of all the late show segments that aged poorly, this one may have aged the worst.