Rep. Elise stefanik of New York, is now calling for an investigation to be launched concerning sexual harassment and various other claims being made against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
One of Cuomo’s former aides has come out and accused him of sexual harassment and verbal abuse earlier in the week, noted Stefanik. She went on to say that Cuomo’s calls for public figures to be investigated after they have been accused of similar acts should also apply to him.
You mean using the same standard for liberals that’s used for conservatives? My, what a novel idea!
“I am publicly calling for an independent investigation into the serious allegations of pervasive workplace sexual harassment & verbal abuse by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The people of New York deserve a Governor who lives up to his own public statements on sexual harassment,” Stefanik said, beginning a thread of five times Cuomo has called for an investigation into allegations of misconduct against others.
I am publicly calling for an independent investigation into the serious allegations of pervasive workplace sexual harassment & verbal abuse by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The people of New York deserve a Governor who lives up to his own public statements on sexual harassment.👇THREAD
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) December 14, 2020
Stefanik provided a series of statements Cuomo made in a May 2018 while appointing a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of abuse against former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
“The brave women who chose to come forward deserve swift and definitive justice in this matter,” Cuomo stated at a press conference at the time.
“There can be no suggestion of any possibility of the reality or appearance of any conflict or anything less than a full, complete, and unbiased investigation,” the New York governor stated back in a May 2018 letter addressed to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and then-Acting New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood.
“I have tremendous accolades for the women who came forward. That is the essence of this Me Too movement and this Me Too moment,” Cuomo said during his speech at the same press conference.
“Change comes when people demand change, and change comes when the problem is revealed and exposed. That is always Step 1, and what you’re seeing now is women standing up all across the country and saying this nation has a chronic, disturbing, and disgusting behavior of sexual harassment against women, and it’s gone on for a long, long time and it has to stop,” he added.
“News of the alleged improprieties are grossly disturbing and must be fully investigated,” Cuomo continued.
Cuomo has, of course, denied all of the allegations being made against him, speaking on the subject during a press conference that was held on Monday.
“It’s not true,” the governor said. “Look, I fought for and I believe a woman has the right to come forward and express her opinion and express issues and concerns that she has but it’s just not true.”
Well, that might very well be true, Gov. Cuomo. However, you need to be a man of integrity — which is a character trait he clearly doesn’t come by naturally — and allow yourself to be investigated, holding the same standard for yourself as you do for others.
Anything less than that, well, it’s hypocrisy.