Things got worse for New York’s embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as one of the state Democratic Party’s most-watched stars blasted him and called on the three-term governor to step down.
Citing reports from two former Cuomo aides charging him with sexual harassment, Democrat State Sen. Alessandra Rosa Biaggi commended Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett “for coming forward.”
“As a New Yorker, a legislator, Chair of the Senate Ethics and Internal Governance Committee, and a survivor of sexual abuse,” declared Biaggi, “I am calling for Governor Cuomo to resign.”
The granddaughter of the late Rep. Mario Biaggi, D-N.Y., the senator is a former campaign aide to Hillary Clinton (who attended her recent wedding) and considered a leading light in the Democratic Party’s progressive wing. Running as a progressive, Biaggi unseated fellow Bronx Democrat Jeff Klein in the 2018 primary.
At 33, Biaggi is considered one of her party’s brightest hopes for statewide office — possibly as lieutenant governor if incumbent Democrat Kathy Hochul succeeds to the top job in Albany and the second-highest statewide office is open.
But there are other opinions.
“In my judgement, Gov. Cuomo is a wounded political animal but not dead,” George Marlin, author of the critically-acclaimed biography of the governor’s father-governor “Mario Cuomo: The Myth and the Man,” told Newsmax. “I don’t expect these latest developments to push him off the political stage. The governor will try to tough it out to seek what eluded his father — a fourth term.”
John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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