WASHINGTON, D.C.- Despite other democrats recommending the resignation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, President Biden still refuses to do so. This, even though he said he thinks Cuomo will “probably end up geting prosecuted.” More on that later.
According to a recent report from the New York Post, President Joe Biden once spoke admiringly about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “absolutely enormous balls,” even going as far to illustrate his remarks with an indecent gesture.
— Tina Gnome (@tinabiggs2) April 14, 2021
The incident reportedly took place before an official event in Rochester, New York back in 2015 and was recounted to the New York Times magazine by an aide to Gov. Cuomo who spoke at the time with then-Vice President Biden.
Biden said to the Cuomo aide:
“Can I tell you my favorite thing about the governor? He’s got tremendous balls. Absolutely enormous balls.”
While saying this, Biden reportedly cupped his hands as if cradling melons, something a current White House official said:
“This does not sound like something President Biden would say.”
This reported exchange is one of a series of anecdotes contained in a devastating, 8,500-word profile on Cuomo, who is portrayed as a boorish bully with a penchant for crude, sexist remarks.
According to the report, Gov. Cuomo once likened himself to hot-headed mob scion Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather” and then bragged about his sexual prowess during a strategy session with his staffers.
Cuomo ‘compared himself to violent Godfather character Sonny Corleone and bragged about his sexual prowess’ damning new profile claims – and Joe Biden ‘told aide that the Gov. has absolutely enormous balls’ !! pic.twitter.com/xSOPgkjX6G
— @KassMedefer (@KMedefer) April 14, 2021
This incident allegedly happened back in 2006, shortly after Cuomo was elected state attorney general. A former associate reportedly described how Cuomo enthusiastically described his power to intimidate people under investigation who visited his office.
“I loom over that table. In their minds, I’m Sonny Corleone and I’m capable of anything.”
The three-term Democrat is facing a series of federal and state investigation into scandals that include his administration’s cover-up of nursing home deaths from COVID-19 and allegations that he sexually harassed a series of female aides.
Biden continues to decline to join fellow Democrats, including U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in calling for Cuomo to resign.
In a joint statement, the two said:
“Due to multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York. Governor Cuomo should resign.”
“Joe Biden, then Vp, once told a Cuomo aide privately before a 2015 jobs event in Rochester, according to the aide. ‘He’s got tremendous balls. Absolutely enormous balls.’ (A WH official said, ‘This does not sound like something Biden would say’)”https://t.co/USYZ0VL49x
— Lauren Stanforth (@TUcitydesk) April 14, 2021
Instead, Biden said that Cuomo should only resign if an investigation overseen by the state attorney general’s office substantiates accusations of sexual misconduct.
As stated above, Biden said:
“I think he’ll probably end up being prosecuted too.”
In the middle of March, the Albany Police Department was formally notified about an allegation of Cuomo groping a female staffer. A person reportedly familiar with the woman’s account told the New York Post that Cuomo put his hands under her blouse and groped her and that she told him to stop.
illustrated his remarks with an indecent gesture, according to a report Tuesday.
Biden reportedly once praised Gov. Cuomo’s ‘enormous balls’https://t.co/fUVpKtZUx0
— duane poole @ Duanepoole (@duanepoole) April 14, 2021
This groping allegation is the most serious to emerge from the wave of accusations that followed a recent publication of an online essay in which former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan detailed what she described as a patter of sexual harassment of her by Cuomo, including kiss her on the lips in his Manhattan officer in 2018.
Four other women, including three ex-aides, have since publicly made various allegations of harassment and other inappropriate behavior by the governor.
Cuomo said in a statement:
“As I said yesterday, I have never done anything like this. The details of this report are gut-wrenching.”
VP Biden reportedly said this about Cuomo. 😬
“Can I tell you my favorite thing about the governor?” Biden said, according to the aide. “He’s got tremendous balls. Absolutely enormous balls.” https://t.co/mJ5mksd6cr
— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) April 14, 2021
Shortly after Schumer and Gillibrand released their joint statement, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Bronx Rep. Ritchie Torres are now urging Cuomo to step down for the good of the state.
“These allegations are extremely disturbing and are impairing Governor Cuomo’s ability to lead, as our state struggles through a crisis and must make critical budget decisions. It is time for him to step down.”
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Report: Gov. Cuomo was accused of sexual harassment nearly 20 years ago and Dems protected him then too
March 17th, 2021
ALBANY, NY – Daniel Greenfield, an investigative journalist and writer recently wrote an article on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and how the Democrats defended the governor when he was first accused of sexual harassment nearly 20 years ago.
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 14, 2021
A Vanity Fair headline screamed, “I Started to Think This was a Bad Guy: Andrew Cuomo’s Biographer on the Governor’s Brutish History.” The biographer, Michael Shnayerson is also the author of The Contender, which is a biography of Cuomo. The author writes:
“I think the picture that emerges is ultimately a positive one.”
According to Greenfield, however, in the recent article, Shnayerson stated:
“I discovered that much of Cuomo’s M.O. and many of his character flaws have been evident for years.”
It seems although evident, it was still not enough for anyone in the media to actually write honestly about those character flaws and his M.O. In Vanity Fair, Cuomo’s biographer mentions the time that Cuomo was accused of sexual harassment, by writing:
“HUD’s inspector general, Susan Gaffney, was a woman who dared to speak up, so she became a target.”
Reportedly, Greenfield added that Gaffney did speak up and did become a target and The Contender simply followed the usual Cuomo line of treating her allegation of sexual harassment as “absurd nonsense.” Shnayerson dismissively wrote:
“To the astonishment of all the Cuomo camp, Gaffney soon after filed a formal complaint against Andrew and most of his inner circle, accusing them of sexual harassment and discrimination. Exhibit A: the wink.”
Harris ignores Cuomo’s [D-NY] sexual harassment https://t.co/bdiw6UnLh5
— Georgia Log Cabin (@GeorgiaLogCabin) March 11, 2021
Greenfield stated that the real reason the story is explosive is not just because it was from 20 years ago when Cuomo was first accused of sexual harassment, but that it is explosive because the Democrats vigorously backed up Cuomo.
Allegedly, at a Senate hearing in which Gaffney made her case and stated her claims against Cuomo, Senator Susan Collins and Senator Ford Thompson, both Republicans, were supportive. However, Senator Tom Lantos appeared instead to be cooperating with the Cuomo smear campaign.
Rep. Henry Waxman aggressively defended Cuomo and accused Gaffney of “nit-picking” and “petty” complaints that defied “logic and reason.” Rep. Elijah Cummings went on and demanded an investigation of Gaffney, attempting to take the heat off Cuomo.
It appeared that there was something bigger at stake in the Cuomo-Gaffney case than sexual harassment. Reportedly, Gaffney and her people had been digging into some shady behavior by Cuomo.
Destroying Gaffney became a major priority not only for Cuomo, but for Democrat elected officials because she had touched the third rail of the Democrat patronage machine by investigation housing fraud.
Breaking News: Days after Lindsey Boylan accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, his allies drafted a letter in a plan to attack and damage her credibility. https://t.co/jIE7nJxUQs
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 16, 2021
From there, Cuomo and his Democrat cohorts launched an unprecedented campaign to smear an inspector general of their own agency and as a vicious racist. At its peak, Cuomo allegedly declared that:
“Gaffney is under investigation by the FBI and members of Congress, that a dozen of her employees have made racial complaints against her, that the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors has passed formal resolutions on a pattern of racism by the IF and that Deval Patrick, the former associate attorney general for civil rights is now investigating her on the most serious of charges of racism in the department’s history.”
As Greenfield states, Gaffney came off as unhinged and running a scandalous office. Enough mud was thrown that some of it stuck and by then no one was paying any attention to the investigations coming out of the IG’s office. Cuomo had one and America had lost.
BREAKING: Majority of New York state legislators call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation amid sexual harassment allegations and nursing home scandal.https://t.co/cfqq81s1bb
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 11, 2021
Cuomo’s allies included a senator, numerous House Democrats, and Deval Patrick, the future governor of Massachusetts and Obama’s favorite presidential candidate. At the time, some journalists speculated that Cuomo’s campaign had the tacit approval of the Clinton administration. Greenfield wrote:
“The media is determined to help Democrats cover over for Cuomo, even as they’re trying to bury him by concentrating on the set of #MeToo allegations that are the least damaging to the Dems.”
“That way the Sandernistas who are trying to take down Cuomo can smoothly step into his place. The party gets a shakeup, but the same old dirty business can continue on in Albany.”
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Author: Jenna Curren