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August 03, 2021

Democrats "Distance Themselves" From Cuomo, Go Through Empty Pantomime of "Calling For" Cuomo to Resign

Journalists used to deploy a euphemism -- "distancing himself" -- to apply to politicians who offered up some kind of criticism of one of their own party.

It meant nothing. It did not advance any case against the wrongdoer. It did not call for any concrete action to be taken against the politician in bad odor.

It's just a transparently self-serving minimum-possible-effort maneuver to keep yourself from being associated with someone you're clearly associated with.

You're just "distancing yourself" from the stink.

But not doing anything to clean it up.

Democrats are now doing a lot of Distancing Themselves with Cuomo.

The entire delegation of NY Democrat congressmen is now demanding that Cuomo resign.

The entire Democratic congressional delegation of New York has called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign after an independent investigation by the state attorney general's office found he had sexually harassed multiple women.

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) and Reps. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) issued a statement Tuesday, saying "the time is right" for Cuomo to resign after an investigation found that he sexually harassed multiple women.

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Most of the 19 Congressional Democrats previously called for Cuomo to resign in in March. At the time, Jeffries, Meeks, and Suozzi were the only three New York House Democrats who did not.

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.) also called for Cuomo to resign at the time.

Of course, this is all a hustle; Cuomo won't resign, and NY AG Letitia Jones won't prosecute. This is all just a con to allow the Democrats to Distance Themselves from "The Love Gov."

Joe Biden, a man credibly accused of r@ping a woman (with his hand), which does count as r@pe in many jurisdictions, has now called upon Cuomo to resign.

Well, he barely did that. He was asked if he still stands by his previous statement that Cuomo should resign if found to have sexually harassed women, and he said "I still stand by that."

Note that Cuomo hasn't been convicted of anything, merely accused by a DA.

Pelosi also Politically Distanced Herself from Cuomo by asking him to resign, and then doing nothing else.

Think she'll start a Congressional commission to probe how Cuomo could have gotten away with sexual harassment, and even sexual assault for years and years?

Think she'll start a Congressional commission to probe the tens of thousands of elders he consigned to certain death by seeding the nursing homes with covid-19?

Nah.

NY state senators are calling for Cuomo to be impeached, but I doubt that Democrats will actually move from Politcally Distancing Themselves to actually imposing their rules on a fellow Democrat.

Democratic members of the Assembly held a conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the potentiality for the impeachment, and many members of the Senate called publicly for his removal.

"Now that the investigation is complete and the allegations have been substantiated, it should be clear to everyone that he can no longer serve as Governor," State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins wrote in an official statement.

Stewart-Cousins also told NY1, "For the sake of the state of New York and the people, the governor should resign."

According to researchers, as of now, 83 percent of members of the New York State Senate and 56 percent of State Assembly members have called on Cuomo to resign or be impeached.

Calling for him to resign means literally nothing, as he's repeatedly said he's not resigning. He says to resign without some kind of legal conviction is "anti-democratic," an idea that might have some merit, except for the fact that Democrats like Cuomo routinely demand trial-free punishments for their enemies.

Here's CNN "journalist" Fredo Cuomo offering a patently dishonest statement for his sexually-harassing, elder-abusing brother to issue to the public:


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