A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t just bashing Cuomo after accusing him of sexual misconduct. She is also calling out President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris for their silence on the matter.
Six women, including Lindsey Boylan, have now made allegations against Cuomo for sexual misconduct. Cuomo has apologized, but also made it clear he has no intentions to resign — despite being called on to do exactly that by a number of Democrats.
Meanwhile, Biden has simply reiterated his support of an independent investigation into the sexual harassment claims overseen by the state attorney general, Letitia James. Harris has said nothing.
“The governor has denied all wrongdoing,” Boylan wrote on Twitter. “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 later added, “It also calls into question the judgment and courage of both @POTUS and @KamalaHarris.”
She later deleted the tweet about Biden and Harris.
This follows a tweet from Boylan last week in which she criticized the White House and wrote that the public was “seeing blue trolls harass me and other survivors” because Biden, Harris and other New York Democrats were “supporting it with their silence.” Some of Democrats mention in the tweet later called for Cuomo to resign.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki did address the Cuomo situation during a briefing with the media.
“The president believes that every woman who’s come forward — there have now been six, I believe, who have come forward — deserves to have her voice heard, should be treated with respect and should it be able to tell her story,” Psaki said.
In a blog post late last month, Boylan alleged that Cuomo asked her to play “strip poker” on a flight. He also kissed her on the lips during an encounter in his office, among other alleged transgressions. Cuomo has denied Boylan’s allegations.
“I did not do what has been alleged, period,” he told reporters.