“Breaking: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said he will resign from office on Tuesday, succumbing to a ballooning sexual harassment scandal that fueled an astonishing reversal of fortune for one of the nation’s best-known leaders” (NYT Metro, 10.08.2021).
No other than Democratic Party elected New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is now resigning. As the cases of sexual harassment is piling up on him and the evidence has been collected. The savvy politician and wise-guy character of a man has to do the right thing. Which he actually did and stepped down from office.
The Governor Cuomo seemed long to be the future of the Democratic Party. That he could grow out of the shadow of others and have more finesse. However, he has done shady things back home and not only held great press conferences in the middle of the pandemic.
No, this man has used “slave-labour” tactics to produce antibacterial sanitizers for the local government. By using prisoners to make it, makeshift to ensure there was enough and he has also withheld and juiced the stats on the deaths in the care-homes of the state. This has all made it look better, than it already was.
This in combination with the countless of woman, which he touched, fondled and used his power to harass. Which is wrong on all grounds and is unjustified of anyone. There stories needs to be told and the systemic act of it, which makes gross.
There is no way the Governor could ride the storm. As the New York lawmakers was calling for his impeachment and process to get rid of him. The only thing making sense was to step-down and leave. He had to do this, because there was nothing to salvage.
He is now a creep and a serial womanizer, who has lost his reputation and has no ways to return. The acts against these was wrong and it had to cost. This was no “MeeToo” scandal, but a justified investigation into sexual harassment, which the state itself had produced and proven before their press conference as well. So, it is not mere allegations and possible “hearsay”. No, they have looked into and got proof of it.
This means the State Prosecutors have worked on this for a long while and collected “intel” on it. They have gotten affidavits, evidence and co-ordinated this in a manner, which they know they can sell it to a jury and a judge. It is likely that they did this with caution, as they are targeting the governor in this.
Cuomo looked so promising, a man of hope and as a proper politician in the middle of a crisis. His resilience and drive to fix it. Made it seem like a likeable and strict personality, which could weather a storm. However, that was for the cameras and what happened behind closed doors wasn’t that jolly. It was distasteful and disgraceful.
Governor Cuomo spoiled his chance and got high on his own supply. He thought he could use his office to get “additional” perks, which wasn’t true. The governor did things without their consent and is the reason why he fell.
Now, there is need for a new election and elect a new Governor in New York. You can wonder who wants to step-up to the plate. Whoever that might be, it got to be someone credible and just. Not another creep and womanizer, because then we’re going into the same trap as before. Peace.