President Biden on Tuesday called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after an official report found that he sexually harassed 11 women.
“I think he should resign,” Biden said of his longtime Democratic ally.
Biden spoke hours after Cuomo proclaimed his innocence and issued a counter-report with photos of Biden and other elected officials hugging women.
“Look, I’m not going to flyspeck this. I’m sure there are some embraces that were totally innocent. But apparently, the attorney general decided there were things that weren’t,” Biden said when a reporter asked about Cuomo using his own conduct as a defense.
“I think he should resign.”
— President Biden says he stands by his comments back in March that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) should indeed resign. pic.twitter.com/OUwjMazN6w
— The Recount (@therecount) August 3, 2021
They have turned to each other as allies in a lot of situations in the past.
But now they are facing the greatest public trial of their lives — and counting on the resiliency of their relationship to help them navigate it.
Cuomo tagged onto to Biden early on. He’s spoken of working with Biden’s late son, Beau, while both sat in attorneys general offices in New York and Delaware.
While vice president, Biden traveled to Albany to talk — at length — with Cuomo about infrastructure. They held similar events subsequently, with the same guffaws about Biden’s assessment that LaGuardia Airport is like a “third world country.” Cuomo takes this to be Bidenistic wisdom about the need to upgrade the airport. Biden’s provided political support for Cuomo as well.
He appeared at the state Democratic Convention in 2018, along with Hillary Clinton and DNC Chairman Tom Perez, to lend establishment support to a governor facing a primary challenge to his left flank by Cynthia Nixon, an actress and public education advocate. Biden later appeared in a TV ad for Cuomo’s re-election as well.
At that moment Biden even said that Andrew(Cuomo) reminds him of his son Beau (Biden).
There are multiple videos that didn’t age well when it comes to Biden but this could be a contender for the number one spot!
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