Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo has lost ally after ally in the wake of sexual misconduct accusations, including from leaders who also faced sexual accusations like President Biden.
During an ABC interview, Biden distanced himself from Cuomo while walking back his previous statement when he urged people to “wait and see what the investigation brings.”
Cuomo was accused of sexual harassment by seven women in the past three weeks. The latest, a reporter named Jessica Bakeman accused the governor of harassing her numerous times during 2012 to 2014.
The accusations have aided the ongoing demands to remove the Governor from office, which started after allegations surfaced about his mismanagement of nursing homes across New York.
President Biden has joined an expanding list of top Democrats who have urged Cuomo to resign, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and 16 other Democratic lawmakers.
But few have highlighted the fact that Biden’s condemnation came almost one year to the date that Tara Reade reported details about how Joe Biden sexually assaulted her. Despite these accusations, Biden got very little criticism from his party and eventually became the Democrat’s presidential nominee.
Biden’s comments on Cuomo suggest the governor has become a severe liability for the party because of his mounting problems.