Let me be perfectly clear about this: If Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York purposefully put elderly men and women infected with COVID-19 into crowded nursing homes and if he had any idea of how lethal a move that was, he should be prosecuted for a crime.
Not removed from office: prosecuted for negligent manslaughter at the very least.
It was an act so reckless and contemptuous of human life that it was akin to murder.
But I am not aware that there has been any proof produced that Mr. Cuomo knew what he was doing. This still raises the issue of negligence to such a high degree that it looks like textbook negligent manslaughter.
I hope and believe that an investigation into this issue is taking place right now.
The allegations by six women that Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed them or even committed "sexual battery" upon them are an entirely different matter.
Some of the allegations against him are hard to understand. One is that he kissed her hand when she was leaving as if to say, “Adieu.” Another is that he invited her into a “dimly lit” hotel room and did not in any way touch her at that time and did not impede her leaving.
Yet another is that he touched the small of the complainant’s back while saying goodbye.
I am not sure what planet these complainants come from, or what the current state of lawlessness in New York is that it considers such matters to warrant the removal from office of a duly elected governor.
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