New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “rage & vindictiveness” have made former staffers “fearful to speak” about him as more accusations of sexual misconduct piled up against the Democrat, a reporter claimed Saturday night.
Shortly after two new bombshell stories about Cuomo appeared Saturday evening, a reporter who helped write one of them posted on Twitter that in a 10-year career she has never seen sources as frightened of potential retribution as former staffers of Cuomo appeared to be.
“I’ve been a reporter for a decade now, and I don’t think I have ever heard people as fearful to speak about someone as they are about Gov. Andrew Cuomo,” Amy Brittain of The Washington Post wrote as she tweeted out the newspaper’s latest story on the embattled governor.
“I don’t think I have ever heard people as fearful to speak about someone as they are about Gov. Andrew Cuomo.”
“Former staffers described his rage & vindictiveness & said they feared he would destroy their careers,” she added.
Republicans in the state Assembly on Monday drafted a resolution to impeach Gov. Cuomo amid mounting allegations of inappropriate behavior with younger women and the scandal over nursing home deaths from COVID-19.
The resolution will be formally introduced on Tuesday, a spokesman for Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R-Syracuse) said.
During a news conference earlier in the day, Barclay said, “We’re going to introduce this resolution because we believe the time has come.”
“There’s been one bombshell after another,” Barclay said.
“I don’t think I’ve used the term bombshell, especially this weekend, anytime more in my life.”
New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo resign. The call for Cuomo’s resignation by the top Democrat in the New York state Senate arrives a day after two more women came forward with new accusations of sexual harassment against the New York governor.