Once upon a time, Bill De Blasio and Andrew Cuomo were bosom buddies. However, it’s quick to note how quickly the New York City mayor is willing to turn on the governor.
The moment that Andrew Cuomo is accused of sexual misconduct and harassment, the mayor points the finger.
This is a perpetual theme among Democrats. No one comes to the rescue of one another anymore. Instead, it’s like a mass evacuation to get as far away from the accused as possible.
No one is willing to come to Andrew Cuomo’s defense. For a man who was once loved by his people, how quickly they have left them. No one has decided to take his side and try to “explain” his actions.
That shows that the probability of him being guilty of the accusations is much higher than once anticipated.
De Blasio has actually called on Governor Cuomo to leave his role. In a daily briefing, he commented, “He can no longer serve as governor.” This comes as Cuomo experiences yet another accuser to come forward.
Rather than leave the comment alone, De Blasio thought he might as well add some fuel to the fire by going into detail. He discusses the latest report about how the governor called an employee in that he had power over, in a private place, and sexually assaulted her. He called it “absolutely unacceptable” and “disgusting.”
And the mayor is absolutely right.
Of course, the New York City mayor may have some ulterior motives for throwing Cuomo directly under the bus without a moment’s hesitation.
He wants Cuomo’s job.
Cuomo’s term would be up in 2022. However, with an impeachment case being opened on him and more people calling for his resignation, it appears that Cuomo isn’t going to be the governor all the way through the end of his current term.
If Cuomo isn’t around to run for a fourth term, it leaves the position open for someone else who has big dreams. De Blasio has considered running for both governor and president throughout his career.
Considering that he wouldn’t be able to run for U.S. president until at least 2024, he figures he might as well keep the governor’s seat warm. That way, it puts him in front of more people so they know his name.
Does he stand a chance? Most likely not. But the liberal state of New York has always been surprising in terms of who they vote for. So many New Yorkers have complained about Cuomo for years and yet he’s on his third term. It’s as if the state has collectively decided that they’re gluttons for punishment.
When the mayor of the state’s largest city and the governor of that state cannot see eye to eye, there’s trouble. Throughout the riots of last summer, it seemed that the two had an understanding. They were going to hold strong and come out on top, together.
It is nice to know that De Blasio has his limits. Although he has mismanaged NYC severely, he has a breaking point. Sexual harassment seems the one thing that he can’t stand behind and allow. So, he’ll condemn Cuomo.
Honestly, he should have been condemning Cuomo long ago. There were plenty of things worthy of such, too. Closing schools for too long, making bad judgment calls about the nursing homes, and the list goes on.
Cuomo’s career is over. Now, Bill De Blasio must distance himself as far from the governor as possible to avoid a similar fate. If it means condemning Cuomo’s actions during a daily briefing and to any reporter who asks, then the mayor will do it. After all, politics are cut-throat, and New Yorkers know what they have to do to get the job done.
Even Chuck Schumer, another politician of the state, has chosen to part ways with Cuomo, calling for an independent investigation.
It appears that everyone knows that Cuomo’s career is over except for Cuomo himself.