Gov. Andrew Cuomo Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Here’s another “water is wet” story for you. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday denied a former aide’s allegations of sexual harassment.

During an Albany press conference, reporters pressed the governor on the accusations. “It’s not true,” he responded. “Look, I fought for and I believe a woman has the right to come forward and express her opinion and express issues and concerns that she has,” Cuomo continued. “But it’s just not true.”

Lindsey Boylan, who served as Cuomo’s deputy secretary for economic development, took to Twitter on Sunday to accuse the governor of sexually harassing her while she worked for him. 

“Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched,” Boylan wrote in a lengthy Twitter thread. “I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or harassed about my looks. Or would it be both in the same conversation? This was the way for years.”

A spokeswoman for Cuomo denied Boylan’s allegations, but the Monday press briefing was the first time Cuomo addressed the issue directly. “On the tweets, I totally respect a woman’s right, fought for a woman’s right to express any concern, any issue that she has in the workplace. I support that,” he insisted. “But the tweets were simply not true.”

Boylan’s allegations come amid widespread speculation that former Vice President Joe Biden is considering Cuomo as his pick for attorney general. The governor has previously stated that he is not interested in the position, but we all know how that goes in politics, right? 

Cuomo’s accuser isn’t too keen on the idea of his being given the position. “There are fewer things more scary than giving this man, who exists without ethics, even more control,” she wrote. “I saw how he wielded power for years. He takes advantage of people, including me.”

We don’t need a crystal ball to predict how this story will go, do we? 

By now, several corporate media outlets have finally reported on the story despite being silent on the matter over the weekend. But you already know that the left-wing activists who pretend to be members of the press aren’t going to push too hard on this, don’t you? 

Even if more women come out and accuse Cuomo of sexually harassing them, progressive activist organizations like CNN, The New York Times, and MSNBC are going to sweep them under the rug because that #MeToo stuff only applies to people who disagree with them on politics. 

If this had been Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, you can be 1,000% sure that our vaunted Fourth Estate would be all in a tizzy, wringing their hands and clutching their pearls and pretending to care about female victims of sexual harassment. The left has already shown that their concern over these matters is based almost entirely on political affiliation, not protecting women. 

 

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