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Political Accountability: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is Put on Blast

(Ryan DeLarme) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in the Hot Seat, though many are oblivious to this news without the full force of the corporate media machine biasedly reporting on every move he makes. Must have something to do with the “D” next to his name…

Related N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment by Second Former Aide, 25, Who Says He Asked If She Ever had Sex With an Older Man

by Ryan DeLarme, February 28th, 2021

Cuomo was recently accused by a former female employee of sexual harassment, you can read her story in her own words HERE. Now we see another former employee has come forward accusing him of the same behavior.

Charlotte Bennett, 25, told the Times that Cuomo started asking personal questions of a sexual nature last May after previously acting as a mentor. Bennet now says she believes Cuomo was grooming her by taking an interest in her life. Cuomo of course denies harassing Bennett and Bennett DOES say that Cuomo never tried to touch or kiss her. However, Bennett says he asked her when she last hugged someone, if she was monogamous, whether she was sleeping with any of Cuomo’s staffers, and whether she had ever had sex with an older man while telling her he was open to dating women in their twenties. Bennett also said Cuomo focused on her being a rape survivor.

Bennett spoke to the Times after a reporter spotted her tweet commenting on the first former Cuomo staffer to accuse him of sexual harassment, Lindsey Boylan, who accused Cuomo of several instances of harassment and of kissing her, “For those wondering what it’s like to work for the Cuomo admin, read @LindseyBoylan’s story.”https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=sitsshow&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1364613777023451136&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fstillnessinthestorm.com%2F2021%2F02%2Fpolitical-accountability-new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-is-put-on-blast%2F&siteScreenName=sitsshow&theme=light&widgetsVersion=889aa01%3A1612811843556&width=500px

Rocked by the second aide’s allegations, the embattled Andrew Cuomo has asked an ex-federal judge to investigate whether he sexually harassed subordinates, rejecting the wishes of prominent Democrats who believed State Attorney General Letitia James should lead the probe.

Cuomo late Saturday named former U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones, a former law partner of one of the governor’s closest advisers, to review his conduct after Charlotte Bennett became the second former Cuomo aide in a week to allege she was sexually harassed by the governor.

The Biden White House weighed in on Sunday, calling for an independent review, which essentially is supporting Cuomo’s desire to keep this in-house.

“There should be an independent review looking into these allegations, and that’s certainly something he supports and we believe should move forward as quickly as possible,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki told CNN’s State of the Union.

But prominent Democrats, including state Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, had urged Cuomo to follow the state’s tradition and refer the probe to James.

“As has become standard practice in the State of New York when allegations relate directly to the Executive, Governor Cuomo should refer the matter to the Attorney General, who should, in turn, appoint an independent investigator,” Nadler said.

Even New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio has called for a probe into the allegations.

Cuomo, who’s also facing the scandal over COVID-19 nursing home deaths, urged New Yorkers to be patient for Judge Jones’ review to be finished.

New Yorkers Paint Massive ‘F*** Cuomo And De Blasio’ Mural On Street: Report

Ryan Saavedra
Sep 21, 2020

New Yorkers reportedly painted a massive mural on a street in Brooklyn on Saturday to voice their displeasure with top Democrat leaders in the state.

The mural specifically targeted New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio with the following message: “F*** Cuomo And De Blasio.”

“The not-so-subtle shout-out to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio went up around 1 a.m. Saturday on North 15th Street between Wythe Avenue and Banker Street in Williamsburg, during the waning hours of an annual block party which this year doubled as a ‘small business owner protest,’” the New York Post reported. “The all-caps, block-length message was in the style of city-sanctioned projects reading ‘Black Lives Matter’ that sprang up during the summer’s fierce protests over police bias and racial injustice — including one outside Manhattan’s Trump Tower, which has become a vandalism magnet.”

“A few partygoers got the idea to paint in huge [letters, using] yellow paint with rollers on North 15th, ‘F–k Cuomo and de Blasio,’” a person told the New York Post. “The party continued. Everyone took photos. It was a big hit. The crowds cheered, even the cops chuckled.”

The news comes as the Department of Justice designated New York City as an “anarchist jurisdiction” on Monday for allowing violent riots while trying to defund law enforcement.

The DOJ released the following criteria for evaluating whether a U.S. city is an “anarchist jurisdiction”:

  • Whether a jurisdiction forbids the police force from intervening to restore order amid widespread or sustained violence or destruction.
  • Whether a jurisdiction has withdrawn law enforcement protection from a geographical area or structure that law enforcement officers are lawfully entitled to access but have been officially prevented from accessing or permitted to access only in exceptional circumstances, except when law enforcement officers are briefly withheld as a tactical decision intended to resolve safely and expeditiously a specific and ongoing unlawful incident posing an imminent threat to the safety of individuals or law enforcement officers.
  • Whether a jurisdiction disempowers or defunds police departments.
  • Whether a jurisdiction unreasonably refuses to accept offers of law enforcement assistance from the Federal Government.
  • Any other related factors the Attorney General deems appropriate.

The department gave the following summary about New York City:

  • Shootings in New York City have been on the rise since looting and protests began on or about May 28, 2020.  For July 2020, shootings increased from 88 to 244, an increase of 177% over July 2019.  In August 2020, shootings increased from 91 to 242, a 166% increase over August 2019.
  • While the city faced increased unrest, gun violence, and property damage, the New York City Council cut $1 billion from NYPD’s FY21 budget.
  • The budget resulted in the cancellation of the new police recruiting class, cuts to overtime spending, and the transfer of certain police functions, including school safety, out of the NYPD.
  • Meanwhile, the Manhattan and Brooklyn District Attorneys have declined to prosecute charges of disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly arising from the protests, and the District Attorneys in Queens and the Bronx have declined to prosecute other protest-related charges.
  • Both Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo have forcefully rejected federal law enforcement support.

This report has been updated to include additional information.

Hypocrisy: After Letting Rioters Loot New York City, Gov. Cuomo Threatens Hipster Street Party Over Coronavirus

Kristinn Taylor
June 13th, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) on Saturday threatened hipsters in New York City’s St. Mark’s Place in the East Village for having a street party with few people wearing coronavirus masks or engaging in social distancing. Video of the relaxed street party was posted online Friday and shows hundreds of people casually hanging out on a warm June evening, not blocking traffic and not looting stores. Several stores however are seen boarded up from the rioting allowed days earlier by Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Video of the street party was posted to Twitter by the East Village Grieve blog:

Tough guy Cuomo tweeted in response, “Don’t make me come down there…”

Earlier Friday Cuomo signed a police reform bill attended by MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton and other black leaders. Photos from the event show Cuomo, Sharpton and the other leaders not wearing masks as the leaders gathered around Cuomo closer than the six foot social distancing rule requirement.

“Governor Andrew Cuomo was joined today by Valerie Bell (Mother of Sean Bell); Hazel Dukes, Former President of the NAACP; Speaker of the NY Assembly, Carl Heastie; and the Rev. Al Sharpton. Cuomo signed new police reform bills into Law.”

Two people on the far left of this photo are seen wearing masks.

Fox News Channel’s Janice Dean, who lost her both her in-laws to Cuomo’s deadly coronavirus nursing home malfeasance, called out the hypocritical governor.

The NRSC’s Matt Whitlock asked Cuomo what he would do to the St. Mark’s Place partiers, “What are you going to do, throw them in nursing homes?”

Writer Ryan Girdusky observed, “Funny… I don’t remember you being such a tough guy to all the rioters and looters”

About The Author

Kristinn Taylor

Kristinn Taylor has contributed to The Gateway Pundit for over ten years. Mr. Taylor previously wrote for Breitbart, worked for Judicial Watch and was co-leader of the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com. Mr. Taylor studied journalism in high school, visited the Newseum and once met David Brinkley. Mr. Taylor is on Twitter.