Virtually all Democrats, including the president of the United States and all members of the House and Senate from New York, are calling for the resignation of Andrew Cuomo, and I join them in calling for him to step down. Democrats have a higher standard and we need to live up to it.
Cuomo’s video clips showing him kissing and hugging men and women of all ages is a red herring. I imagine he had many completely innocent interactions. But that is like a serial killer who murders 60 people pointing to all his friends that he DIDN’T kill.
In any case, Gov Cuomo has only a short time left in office. If he refuses to recognize reality and resign, the votes are most certainly there to impeach him. He would be replaced by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, whose views on policy are more liberal than Cuomo’s and whose style is as conciliatory and consensus-building as Cuomo’s is abrasive and confrontational.
Yes, we need to hold our own accountable, but it also pisses me off that we hold our own accountable while the other side gets away with far, far worse. Yes, we need to set an example, and yes, we need to live up to our values. But I am sick and tired of it being so one sided and Republicans are never held accountable or face real consequences.
I am sick of the double standard in which Democrats — who do NOT campaign on “family values — hold our own accountable and remove them from office, while accused pedophiles like Matt Gaetz, or Gym Jordan who covered up for sex abusers or Donald Trump who has been credibly accused of not only sexual harassment, but also sexual assault including rape, by at least twenty-six women who have been willing to come forward.Yes, Andrew Cuomo should resign.
But HOW DARE any Republican who is not calling for the resignations of Gaetz and Jordan, or for the condemnation of Donald Trump, say one damn word about any of the Democrats who at least are not HYPOCRITES like the “family values” Republicans are.
August 01, 2017