An earth-shattering COVID scandal ruined his reputation.
Allegations of sexual assault led to calls for his resignation.
And now, this Democratic Governor was just thrown under the bus after Nancy Pelosi turned on him.
It’s been a difficult year for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
After riding high for most of 2020, guiding New York through the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic and managing to spin his efforts into nothing short of a spectacular success in the eyes of the mainstream media, Cuomo was at the height of his power and popularity.
His following within the Democratic Party was so large that there were even last-minute calls for him to replace Joe Biden as the party’s nominee for President against Donald Trump.
But now, the façade is beginning to crumble, as scandal after scandal rocks Cuomo’s political world, possibly marking the beginning of the end for a man whom many Democrats once believed would serve as a future Presidential nominee.
The New York Post reports, “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said the sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are ‘credible.”
“The California representative joined a chorus of Democrats calling for a truly independent probe into the accusations of misconduct lodged against Cuomo by two of his former staffers.”
Pelosi’s comments are seen by many political observers as the political death-blow to Cuomo’s career, as the embattled New York Governor faces growing calls from members of both parties for him to resign.
Cuomo is also under intense fire from Republicans and Democrats alike for his botched handling of the Coronavirus pandemic in New York, after whistleblowers revealed that his administration sent elderly coronavirus patients back into nursing homes, leading to a rapid spread of the virus among the most vulnerable populations in the state.
But while Republicans have been loudly calling for Cuomo’s resignation or at least an investigation into his actions, New York is thoroughly dominated by Democrats at the state level that there’s little the Republican Party alone can do to ensure his ousting from power.
Which is why Pelosi’s comments help open the door to a potential impeachment of the Governor.
“The women who have come forward with serious and credible charges against Governor Cuomo deserve to be heard and to be treated with dignity,” Pelosi said in a statement supporting an investigation into Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal.
“The independent investigation must have due process and respect for everyone involved,” she continued.
As one of the leaders of the Democratic Party Pelosi’s decision to weigh-in on the Cuomo scandals signals that she believes it’s time for Democrats to cut their own losses and throw Cuomo to the wolves.
“The statement came as Cuomo, 63, agreed to let state Attorney General Letitia James appoint an outside investigator into the growing scandal. His senior adviser Beth Garvey originally said Saturday night that the administration had tapped former federal Judge Barbara Jones to head up an inquiry,” reports the New York Post.
“The move quickly drew bipartisan criticism, however, both because Cuomo was trying to dictate his own investigation, and because Jones previously worked with lawyer and key Cuomo advisor Steve Cohen,” concludes the Post.