The hits keep coming for Andrew Cuomo.
Not only has his nursing home scandal been blown wide open, he continues to face sexual harassment claims.
And Cuomo just got slammed with news that will end his political career for good.
The so-called “mainstream” media has spent the last year hyping up New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
They propped him up as a hero on Coronavirus, pushing his strategy of locking down his state as something to emulate nationwide.
Using that fame, he released a book, and even floated a potential future presidential run.
But all of that momentum came to a screeching halt when one of his senior officials revealed he purposefully covered up nursing home deaths due to Coronavirus, in fear of a Justice Department investigation into his order to force Coronavirus positive patients into those same homes.
And while that was bad enough, he then got hit with a number of sexual harassment allegations from aides in his office.
One of those allegations is so serious that Albany police have opened a criminal investigation into it.
Following these allegations, he is now facing intense pressure to resign coming from 59 Democrats, including New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio.
“He can no longer serve as Governor. It’s as simple as that,” De Blasio said.
But Cuomo may not even need to resign, as the first step towards his impeachment has been taken by the New York state legislature.
“The Democratic Conference is taking the first step toward impeachment by opening an investigation with full subpoena power to obtain facts and testimonies under oath,” Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim said in a statement.
“Some members, including myself, argued that we had enough admission to proceed with impeachment today but the conference is leaning toward setting up the process and structure toward impeachment.”
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has signaled that he will be taking action earlier last week, stating, “In light of the allegations concerning the Governor over the last several weeks, I will be meeting with members in conference today on potential paths forward.”
But many are criticizing Heastie for not doing enough, including one of Cuomo’s accusers, who stated she “literally cannot comprehend how little courage [Heastie] must have to avoid doing the right thing,” adding that “We need accountability not theatrics.”
It will be shocking if Cuomo can survive this scandal, but Democrats have been able to survive much more despicable behavior, so anything could happen.
Over the weekend, Biden gave Cuomo’s floundering administration a shot in the arm when he refused to call on Cuomo to resign, instead saying he would wait for an investigation to be completed.
The question is whether Biden’s bully pulpit from the White House carries enough weight to keep Cuomo afloat when everyone else is turning on him.