Andrew Cuomo’s fall from grace has been perhaps one of the better moments of 2021 so far. The Emmy-winning governor (yes, our celebrity class are really that stupid) has had his cover-up of nursing home deaths, and his culpability, blown up in the last several weeks. Figures like Fox News’ Janice Dean, who championed the fight against Cuomo, have been vindicated in dramatic fashion.
Meanwhile, it’s not just those on the right who have had enough. Democrats in New York are turning against Cuomo as well, with one, in particular, making big waves.
Ron Kim, a New York lawmaker, alleges that he was personally threatened by Cuomo to change his story on the nursing home scandal. Kim went on MSNBC this morning to give his account of the interaction.
Cuomo essentially told Ron Kim to either endorse the false narrative or be destroyed.
And this is not some anonymous source making the accusation. This is from Ron Kim's own mouth on the record. https://t.co/wPYpqKrrZk
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) February 18, 2021
Cuomo and his inner circle of flacks are claiming Kim is lying, though no excuse has been given as to why Kim would have any reason to do that. He’s not just a Democrat. He’s a hardcore left-winger and consummate party man. The last thing Kim would have the motivation to do is to help take down one of the most prominent Democrats in the country via some made-up tale.
That fact became clear after Kim appeared on a local news broadcast this morning. During the interview, the anchor asked him to prove that Cuomo had made the phone calls in question. Unfortunately for the New York governor, Kim brought the receipts, holding up his call history on live TV for everyone to see.
On @fox5ny, @rosannascotto asks @rontkim to prove Cuomo and Co called him multiple times… he pulls out his phone and reveals “Cuomo” followed by several No IDs and staff text messages contacted him. pic.twitter.com/o9qaqjCHcX
— Joe Borelli (@JoeBorelliNYC) February 18, 2021
Yeah, that’s not gonna help Cuomo’s case. He’s running around trying to bully and threaten people like a mob-boss. Meanwhile, members of his own party have had enough and are pushing back on him. The FBI is involved now as well, though you can put about as much trust in them as you can taking a seat on a rotten bench. Cuomo’s original order to send COVID-positive patients back into nursing homes was disastrous, but probably not illegal. The cover-up of the numbers to thwart the DOJ was likely obstruction of justice, though. Threatening Kim will only make Cuomo’s plate of woes more full.
This couldn’t all be happening to a better guy.