New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s time may be running out as Democrat after Democrat continues to join the anti-Cuomo train. Now, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is throwing her weight against Cuomo by calling the sexual harassment allegations against the Governor “credible.”
According to Fox News, Pelosi told the network that the women who have come forward against Cuomo have “credible charges.”
“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. “The independent investigation must have due process and respect for everyone involved.”
Recently, a second former aide came forward in a New York Times piece with claims that Cuomo sexually harassed her through an attempt at “grooming” her as a sexual option:
On May 15, she arrived at the Capitol around 7 a.m. to find Mr. Cuomo already at work. Mr. Cuomo began asking about her love life and whether she was involved with other members of the governor’s staff. She memorialized the exchange in several texts to another Cuomo staff member that The Times reviewed.
Bennett said she mentioned during their conversation a speech she was scheduled to give to Hamilton College students — her alma mater — about her experience as a survivor of sexual assault. She said she had been taken aback by Mr. Cuomo’s seeming fixation on that element of her life experience.
“The way he was repeating, ‘You were raped and abused and attacked and assaulted and betrayed,’ over and over again while looking me directly in the eyes was something out of a horror movie,” she wrote in a second text to her friend. “It was like he was testing me.”
In retrospect, Ms. Bennett said, she viewed the May 15 meeting “as the turning point in our relationship.”
“Anything before it I now see differently,” she said. “I now understand that as grooming.”
Three weeks later, Ms. Bennett said, she was summoned to Mr. Cuomo’s second-floor office and was asked to take dictation with another aide.
After the second aide left, Mr. Cuomo asked her to turn off her recorder, and he began a winding conversation that included questions about her personal life, including whether she was romantically involved, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and whether she had ever had sex with older men.
A series of text exchanges with a female friend from that afternoon, June 5, were consistent with Bennett’s story as told to the Times’s reporter.
The former aide makes it clear that Cuomo never assaulted her but that the intent to have a sexual relationship with her was unmistakable and definitely frightening. She questioned whether or not her job was on the line if she refused him.
As more Democrats pile on to Cuomo, Pelosi is likely going along with the flow of things. She knows that if she doesn’t agree with the “believe all women” crowd of the left, she could further ruin herself and find her tenuous control of the party threatened even further.
The last thing Pelosi would want to do is go down alongside Cuomo by defending him. At this point, Cuomo is too far out of Democrat favor to be saved, which is fascinating given the fact that just weeks ago he was hailed as the example for Governors to follow and being presented Emmys.
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