Cuomo critics react as governor serves out remaining day in workplace: ‘Good riddance’
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo bid farewell on Monday as he ready to step down from workplace, however his detractors didn’t let up on their criticism with the governor’s departure.
Assemblyman Ron Kim, a fellow Democrat who had been at odds with the governor, provided a reminder that whereas Cuomo’s resignation adopted a state lawyer basic’s sexual harassment investigation, he has but to reply for alleged misdeeds surrounding coronavirus nursing dwelling deaths.
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“On Cuomo’s final day in workplace, a reminder that we nonetheless would not have justice for nursing dwelling victims,” Kim tweeted early Monday morning. “He doesn’t deserve the comfortable touchdown & gracious exit with ZERO accountability for his misconducts.”
Cuomo has been blamed for the deaths of hundreds of nursing dwelling residents on account of his order requiring nursing houses to just accept residents who had examined constructive for COVID-19 after that they had been launched from hospitals. His workplace has additionally confronted accusations of obstruction of justice after a report that now-former Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa informed Democratic state lawmakers that the numbers have been being saved from them to keep away from a possible federal investigation.
Kim claims that Cuomo needed him to say the numbers have been saved from state lawmakers as a result of the administration needed to answer the Justice Division first and threatened to “destroy” him for not going together with the story.
“This can be a man that was prepared to say and do something to dodge accountability,” Kim informed “Fox & Associates” on Monday.
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The Justice Division introduced in July that they have been dropping an investigation into the nursing dwelling matter.
Kim’s phrases bordered on sort compared to the assertion from Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.
“Good riddance to the Worst Governor in America,” Stefanik stated. “Underneath Andrew Cuomo’s failed management, New Yorkers suffered corruption scandal after corruption scalndal, unlawful legal acts dedicated on the taxpayers’ dime, and unhinged political vengeance and retaliation making a poisonous political tradition systemic in Albany.”
Stefanik went on to name for Cuomo to be arrested and prosecuted, and for his appointees to be fired.
State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, a frequent Cuomo critic, even pointed to how Cuomo was leaving as supposed proof of poor character, following a report that the outgoing governor left his canine behind when he moved out of the Govt Mansion and requested staffers in the event that they needed the pet.
“What archetype of an individual leaves behind their canine after they transfer? The cruelest sort,” she stated.
Lindsey Boylan, the primary girl to come back ahead and accuse Cuomo of harassment, additionally pointed to the report.
“Such a logo of who this man is beneath all of it,” she stated.
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Cuomo’s high adviser and spokesman Richard Azzopardi was irate on the Occasions Union report, telling the paper that the association was solely “short-term” as a result of the governor is taking a trip after he formally resigns at 11:59 p.m. Monday.
Fox Information’ Jessica Chasmar contributed to this report.