FoxNews.com reports that
President Joe Biden broke his silence on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mounting allegations of sexual misconduct on Sunday – but fell short of calling on the embattled New York Democrat to resign.
The president and longtime Cuomo acquaintance finally addressed the scandal in an unscheduled question-answer session from the White House South Lawn after several Democrats joined the growing chorus of lawmakers who have demanded the governor’s resignation following the seventh allegation of sexual misconduct.
When asked whether he agreed with other Democrats calling for Cuomo’s immediate resignation, Biden said plainly, “I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us.”
With the exception of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Biden’s wait-and-see approach is not a common sentiment within his own party. New York Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer joined New York Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jerry Nadler on Friday in calling for their state’s governor to leave his position as allegations of inappropriate conduct continue to emerge.
Pelosi on Sunday reaffirmed that she has “zero tolerance” for sexual harassment – but refused to echo their calls for his resignation until an investigation is completed.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is investigating harassment allegations, and Cuomo has said he will “fully cooperate” with her probe, but expressed no plans to resign. A defiant Cuomo addressed the allegations during a press call on Friday afternoon, insisting that he “did not do what has been alleged.”
Despite this, nearly 90% of New York’s congressional delegation has called for the governor’s resignation or impeachment, as have more than 80% of state senators. Last week, the state Assembly initiated what could be the first step toward impeachment by opening an investigation with full subpoena power into sexual misconduct allegations against the governor and his handling of COVID-19 at nursing homes.
Biden’s weeks-long silence surrounding the scandal came under question over the weekend by former Cuomo aide and first accuser Lindsey Boylan, who called out the president and vice-president in a since-deleted tweet for refusing to publicly address the mounting allegations.
Back in September of 2018, during the Kavanaugh Hearings, BIden appeared to believe differently when asked about whether the Senate should go ahead and seat Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court…
A spokesperson for Biden said earlier Monday that the former vice president believes votes on Kavanaugh’s nomination should be postponed after California professor Christine Blasey Ford accused the judge of physically and sexually assaulting her at a party during their high school years. Kavanaugh denies the allegation.
“Vice President Biden believes Professor Ford deserves a fair and respectful hearing of her allegations, and that the committee should undertake a thorough and nonpartisan effort to get to the truth, wherever it leads,” the spokesperson said. “He believes the vote should be postponed to allow this to happen appropriately, because this is an appointment for life to the nation’s highest court, and getting the decision right is more important than getting it done on a rushed timeline.”
Why are the Democratic Elite, the Founders of the #MeToo Movement, so quiet about the allegations of sexual abuse against a Democrat Governor accused by 7 women of Sexual Harassment?
What happened to “Every woman has a right to be heard”?
Does the presumption of guilt involving a claim of sexual abuse only hold true if the accused is a Conservative Republican?
Or, considering Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer, only if they are not the presumptive Democratic President Candidate?
Isn’t it funny how things have come back to bite all of the self-righteous Democrats in Washington, New York, and Hollywood right in the gluteus maximus?
As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991, Biden presided over the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, where Anita Hill’s accusations of Sexual Harassment against the then-nominee took center stage.
Of course, Biden now expresses regret that he was not able to do more for Anita Hill.
Remember the accusations of Sexual Harassment made against then-Democrat Presidential Candidate Joe Biden by Tara Reade?
Reade was one of eight women who came forward last year (2018) with allegations that Biden made them feel uncomfortable with inappropriate displays of affection. Biden acknowledged the complaints at the time and promised to be “more mindful about respecting personal space in the future.”
Can you say “hypocrite”, boys and girls?
Biden was solidly behind the accusers in the cases of Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh, who were both nominated by Republican Presidents to be on the Supreme Court.
Merely the fact that they were Republican Nominees made them guilty as sin in his eyes.
During any situation in which someone the Republicans back is accused of Sexual Harassment, the Democrats automatically insist that Americans “Believe the Women”!
Now, in the case of Serial Sexual Harasser Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Biden and the Democrats are like
“I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us.”
As my 13-tear old grandson would say,
Until He Comes,