New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently spoke on a radio show and admitted that he wanted a “full investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct that have currently been leveled at Gov. Andrew Cuomo, stating that he was “sickened” by the man’s alleged “abusive” behavior, which he claims to have witnessed first hand.
“It sickened me, it sickened me,” De Blasio said on the program. “The thought of a powerful man trying to take advantage of his power, intimidate a young woman and just the sense that he was treating her like — again these are allegations and we need a full investigation — but if that was what truly happened it was like he was treating her like she was his property. Just disgusting, creepy.”
Although Cuomo has been under increasing scrutiny over his decision to send recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes and other adult care facilities regardless of whether they were still positive for the virus, the narrative shifted over the weekend to Cuomo’s personal behavior, after two allegations of sexual harassment surfaced both from former aides.
“Lindsey Boylan, a candidate for Manhattan borough president who formerly worked for Cuomo and the state’s economic development agency, revealed in a blog post on Wednesday that the governor had kissed her without her consent and asked her to play strip poker,” Politico said in a new report that was published over the weekend. “Then, on Saturday, The New York Times reported that Charlotte Bennett, a former executive assistant and health policy adviser to Cuomo, was also sexually harassed by the governor, including inappropriate questions about her sex life.”
De Blasio, who has been at odds with the governor for nearly a year, most notably over their difference of opinion on how to approach the coronavirus pandemic, also assailed the governor’s apology, which focused largely on his own behavior. Cuomo apologized, in a sense, for the harassment, but suggested that he has a twisted sense of humor that could be easily misinterpreted.
“Sexual harassment is not funny,” De Blasio fumed. “Who the hell tries to explain that by saying I was just joking around?”
De Blasio then went on to state that he himself saw Cuomo engage in abusive behavior. Which, if true, makes you wonder why he never stepped up and said anything about it before.
“I’ve seen him be abusive in a way that would not be accepted by anyone in leadership,” he went on to say.
Well, I mean, the whole pandemic nursing home scandal already revealed that Cuomo was a sick and twisted individual. I don’t think any of us are surprised by these new allegations of sexual harassment. He’s a creep. Plain and simple.
He’s likely the kind of person that needs to be tossed in prison. Let’s see how we make that happen.