The major Democrat in the New York condition Senate stated Wednesday that disgraced previous Gov. Andrew Cuomo really should shell out his unexpected free of charge time “in introspection” following he experimented with to play the victim in an e mail to supporters earlier this week.
Cuomo, 63, appeared at property on the h2o Wednesday, as he triumphantly shown a fake albacore to his Instagram followers as his Siberian husky mix Captain eyed the fish hungrily.
“Captain’s initial albie,” Cuomo captioned the article, incorporating that “these minor guys place up a great fight” and including the hashtag “#newyorktough”.
But powering the social media graphic, Cuomo has seemingly been stewing above the circumstances of his departure from the Executive Mansion this previous August — as evidenced by the Monday morning e-mail from his marketing campaign account warning his several remaining supporters that New York was “in a perilous minute.”
The former governor also refused to settle for the conclusions of the bombshell report issued by condition Legal professional General Letitia James, which identified he experienced sexually harassed 11 gals — which includes nine latest or previous point out govt personnel — in violation of point out and federal regulation.
Cuomo described the report as “false” and argued its conclusion was “politically and individually inspired … relatively than obtaining been subjected to an trustworthy assessment, the report was litigated as a result of the lens of the political theatre of Albany.”
Point out Senate Greater part Chief Andrea Stewart Cousins (D-Yonkers) took a dim watch of Cuomo’s statements Wednesday night.
“I’m sorry that he’s carrying out this,” she informed Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight”. “I understand that he has a ton of time on his palms, but I was hoping that that time would be put in in introspection, frankly.”
Stewart-Cousins went on to examine Cuomo’s criticism of New York government to all those manufactured by previous President Donald Trump and included: “I never know what the danger is.”
“I do believe that New York is in a very good position, that we are concentrated on governing and that for him, I assume it would be beneficial if he have been going to hold his reviews in a a lot more good mild,” she said. “And again, I consider it is crucial that he invest some time looking at what happened, wanting at the point that at the time again, we have an legal professional general that substantiated the promises of 11 — that wasn’t all of the men and women who arrived ahead, but there were being 11 men and women whose claims had been substantiated.”
On the similar working day that Cuomo despatched his self-pitying email, New York Democratic Occasion Chairman Jay Jacobs discovered that he experienced identified as Cuomo as a “courtesy” in advance of endorsing his successor, Gov. Kathy Hochul, to be elected to a complete term upcoming 12 months. Jacobs’ admission drew the ire of lawmakers and Cuomo accusers, a person of whom referred to as for Hochul to oust the party chair from his write-up at at the time.
In the meantime, Cuomo’s legal difficulties are not still about. The Assembly is owing to launch its report on the impeachment probe into the former governor later this thirty day period. The report is anticipated to shed mild on not only the sexual harassment allegations, but the Cuomo administration’s managing of COVID-19 fatalities in nursing residences during the early times of the coronavirus pandemic and the controversial guide offer for the governor’s now-notorious pandemic memoir “American Crisis”.
Equally issues are below investigation by James’ office, as very well as the FBI and the Brooklyn US Attorney’s workplace.