Marion McKeone: Democrat bigwigs abandon embattled Cuomo to his fate

Impeachment now appears inevitable for the governor of New York, who was praised for his authoritative leadership at the height of the Covid-19 crisis, but is now accused of sexually harassing women

8th August, 2021
Marion McKeone: Democrat bigwigs abandon embattled Cuomo to his fate
New York governor Andrew Cuomo: A 165-page report by Letitia James, the New York attorney general, has concluded that he is a serial sexual harasser of women and a bully who fostered a climate of fear and intimidation. Picture: Getty

“A crisis shows you a person’s soul,” Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, reflected in April 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged his home city.

“It shows you what they’re made of. The weaknesses explode and the strengths are emboldened.”

At the time, Cuomo’s observation was a none-too-subtle jab at then president Donald Trump whose flailing incompetence provided a perfect foil for Cuomo’s calm, authoritative leadership....

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