D.J. Neeley | Civil Patriot
As much as I like to see liberals squirm, I was kind of hoping this Andrew Cuomo story wouldn’t get any worse—not for his sake, but for the ever-growing list of women who’ve been flooding the news media platforms with stories of his abuse.
Whelp, it just got 10,000 times worse.
In a stunner of a story, a female aide (much younger than Cuomo) has accused the Governor of reaching under her blouse and fondling her while she was at the executive mansion last year.
According to the Times Union:
A female aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo alleges he aggressively groped her in a sexually charged manner after she had been summoned to the Executive Mansion late last year, according to a person with direct knowledge of the woman’s claims.
The staff member, whose identity is being withheld by the Times Union, had been called to the mansion under the apparent pretext of having her assist the governor with a minor technical issue involving his mobile phone. They were alone in Cuomo’s private residence on the second floor when he closed the door and allegedly reached under her blouse and began to fondle her, according to the source.
The person, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said the woman — who is much younger than Cuomo — told the governor to stop. Her broader allegations include that he frequently engaged in flirtatious behavior with her, and that it was not the only time that he had touched her.
Cuomo offered a statement of denial.
“I’m not aware of any other claim,” he said in response to the breaking news of the woman’s claim, and added “no one ever told me at the time that I made them feel uncomfortable.”
Let me get this straight. He doesn’t remember anyone saying, “That makes me uncomfortable, Governor!”
But he didn’t say it didn’t happen.
Or am I missing something?
The governor’s office didn’t address the allegations further, which tells me they’re not taking them seriously.
I’d say this is all pretty serious.
We’re now up to half a dozen women who’ve accused Governor Cuomo of inappropriate behavior. This one, (in my humble opinion), is a game changer. If this woman’s story is true (and we have no reason to believe it’s not) then he must resign.
Cuomo has been defiant in recent days, stating that he will not resign. But I suspect things will get awkward enough that he will have no choice, now that this sixth accuser has come forward.
Already Cuomo is facing pressure from those within his own party, who want him to step down. These latest allegations should, I believe, be the straw that breaks this camel’s back.
Then again, Democrats seem to have pretty strong backs.
Don’t believe me? Just ask Bill Clinton. . .