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President Joe Biden has taken some flak, even from his own party, for staying mostly silent and impartial when it comes to the sexual misconduct allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
But the president changed his tune in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday night.
When asked if Cuomo should resign — as so many New York state Democrats are calling him to do — Biden was more direct in his answer than previously.
“Yes,” Biden replied. “I think he’ll probably end up being prosecuted, too.”
Seven accusers have raised allegations against Cuomo since December, with the majority coming over the previous month. Among the accusations is a claim that he groped a woman. The claim was referred to police in Albany, N.Y. Since then, multiple New York politicians have called on Cuomo to resign.
“There should be an investigation to determine whether what she says is true,” Biden told Stephanopoulos. “That’s what’s going on now.”
Biden later added: “There could be a criminal prosecution that is attached to it. I just don’t know.”
Cuomo has denied the allegations, telling reporters last week that he won’t bow to “cancel culture” and that he has no plans to resign.
Prior to the ABC interview, Biden didn’t take much of a stance regarding the Cuomo ordeal. ““I think the investigation is underway, and we should see what it brings us” was Biden’s only previous comment on the matter.
The first Cuomo accuser, Lindsay Boylan, is a former aide who has repeatedly blasted Cuomo on Twitter.
“The governor has denied all wrongdoing,” Boylan tweeted. “He got on his platform today and said ‘there are many motivations of why people do things.’ He is calling up hate and speculation to be directed to his accusers. All harm and hate directed at the women sits squarely on @NYGovCuomo.”
Boylan added, “It also calls into question the judgment and courage of both @POTUS and @KamalaHarris.”
She later deleted the tweet about Biden and Harris.
“A woman should be presumed telling the truth and should not be scapegoated and become victimized by her coming forward,” Biden told Stephanopoulos. “But there should be an investigation to determine whether what she says is true.”
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This has become a red herring to the story of Cuomo hiding Covid deaths and of having the worst record of any governor in the US regarding Covid.
So, get Cuomo for this, but lets not forget about his Covid record.
My thoughts exactly. Let’s prosecute for the sexual harassments then execute him like he did to thousands of innocent New Yorkers with his absurd covid practices.
Truly wish someone who lost loved ones in the nursing homes would file a class action wrongful death law suite against him and the other governors who followed his attempt at genocide for the elderly.
Inject him with the AstraZeneca killer…
If we had a real media instead of the DNC communications machine (of course Stephanopoulos can be objective, it’s not like he’s beholden to the party of the politician that got him his fame), they would ask Biden if the DOJ was investigating his obstruction of justice actions during the pandemic. As the other commenters have said , this is all diversion.
Because doing that would undermine the “we’re all gonna die” rhetoric that the White House is still spewing about the pandemic. A White House that still refuses to acknowledge that Cuomo did anything wrong with his pandemic response.
What a country. Killing the most people with horrendous policies, covering up more deaths, and getting caught will get you an Emmy. But it takes 6 women to complain about a pattern of sexual misconduct to get Democrats to mildly call for your resignation. Progressive priorities.
Welcome to the Fourth Reich…
Clock is ticking and the democrats have to figure out how to get Obiden to leave office, so the real manchurian candidate, Kamala, can implement the ongoing democrat nightmare.
Biden is usually on all sides of an issue and his fingers are on things they shouldn’t be. as soon as his usefulness is over, he will get the Cuomo treatment too.
BUTT When? and what method will they employ.
you think its bad now, wait until the entire federal gov’t is controlled by Kamala Nancy and Chuck. two women and kamal. wow.
Nothing like being the last guy on the bus. Way to take a stand Biden, after it was clear to the entire country what the only proper response should be. Such a leader.
Now maybe you can tell us whether or not you thing Cuomo is still the “Gold Standard” of how to handle the pandemic. No? Not sure on that one yet? Okay, pops
The best aspect of this Cuomo thing is that when Biden and all the left bring him down, he probably will dot go quietly. He does not seem the type to just roll over and obey the company line. He just might be the catalyst to reverse this Cancel Culture environment.
“And Biden added, “believe ALL women, even Tara Reid”…….oh wait, I must have been dreaming