Pelosi Goes Soft On Horrific Allegations Against Andrew Cuomo

( Top Democrat officials are blindly supporting their own once again, even as they are facing some serious sexual harassment allegations.
On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t commit one way or the other on if New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign amidst all the allegations swirling around him. Instead, Pelosi said Cuomo should “look inside his heart” to decide whether he could still govern the state effectively with all the allegations going on.
The House Speaker said the investigation needs to be completed before she would make a determination whether she thought Cuomo would be fit to do his job — and others should do the same. She said:
“What I’m saying is the governor should look inside his heart, he loves New York, and see if he can govern effectively.”
Pelosi could have stepped to the plate and issued a strong rebuke to Cuomo, and the allegations against him, but she chose not to have a backbone. This is not surprising for her based on her past. But it is somewhat of a surprise considering many other prominent Democrats from New York have called for Cuomo to resign.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and even Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Cuomo should resign from his post.
All of this follows New York Attorney General Letitia James announcing her office would oversee the investigation into sexual harassment allegations made by multiple women against Cuomo. Earlier this month, she tweeted:
“Today, we received a referral letter providing our office the authority to move forward with an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment claims made against Governor Cuomo. At the close of the review, the findings will be disclosed in a public report.”
Blindly backing powerful Democrats is really nothing new for Pelosi. When Tara Reade accused then-candidate Joe Biden of sexual assault when she worked as an aide for him when he was a senator, Pelosi immediately supported Biden. In April 2020, she said:
“Well, I have great sympathy for any women who bring forth an allegation. I’m a big, strong supporter of the ‘Me Too’ movement. I think it has been a great — made a great contribution to our country. And I do support Joe Biden. I’m satisfied with how he has responded.
“You know, it’s a matter that he has to deal with.”
Of course, this was a considerably different type of response than the one Pelosi gave when Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as a Supreme Court justice in 2018. Kavanaugh faced similar allegations of sexual misconduct from his past.
Following his confirmation, Pelosi put out a statement that read:
“Today is a profoundly heart-breaking day for women, girls and families across America. Courageous women risked their safety and well-being to speak truth about this nomination. Tens of thousands more joined them to share their own harrowing stories of sexual assault, at great personal risk.
“Yet, Senate Republicans chose to send a clear message to all women: do not speak out, and if you do — do not expect to be heard, believed or respected.”
In other words, if you’re a Republican, any allegation is automatically true. If you’re a Democrat, Pelosi’s got your back.