Man-child Andrew Cuomo throws hissy fit to prevent Trump-appointed federal judges from officiating at weddings
Cuomo: “I cannot in good conscience support legislation that would authorize such actions by federal judges who are appointed by this federal administration”
New York’s TDS-addled governor Andrew Cuomo (D) vetoed a bill that would have permitted federal judges to officiate at weddings because Trump.
The bill was innocuous and passed both NY state’s senate and assembly with overwhelming and bipartisan support. Cuomo’s veto memo specified that Trump-appointed federal judges should not be allowed to perform weddings in the state . . . because Trump appointed them.
I saw this story this weekend, and I admit that I was skeptical. It just seemed so completely childish and ridiculous that I couldn’t imagine a grown man behaving like this in an official memo from the governor’s office.
Besides the “evidence” at the time consisted of a tweet with a sloppy memo attached (the last sentence in the second paragraph is repeated twice). It just seemed too bizarre—and pathetic—to be real.
Cuomo’s justification for vetoing a bill that would let more federal judges officiate weddings: Some of them were appointed by Trump pic.twitter.com/RjchipPADE
— Bill Mahoney (@mahoneyw) December 21, 2019
Here’s a close-up of Cuomo’s stompy foot memo:
Bizarre, pathetic, and as it turns out, true. According to WLNY, Republicans are “seething” over it. I suspect that they are mistaking shock and genuine pity for the man-child governor for “seething.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a noncontroversial bipartisan bill that would have allowed all federal judges to officiate weddings in the state because some might have been nominated to the bench by President Donald Trump.
“I cannot in good conscience support legislation that would authorize such actions by federal judges who are appointed by this federal administration,” Cuomo’s veto message stated.
“President Trump does not embody who we are as New Yorkers,” the Democratic governor added Friday. “The cornerstones that built our great state are diversity, tolerance and inclusion. Based on these reasons, I must veto this bill.”
The move is particularly bizarre and utterly pointless given that “any New Yorker can become a minister online for $25 and legally perform weddings.”
NBC News continues:
The legislation, sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Liz Krueger, passed the state Senate by a 61-to-1 vote. It passed the state Assembly by a 144-to-2 tally. Both the state Senate and the Assembly are under Democratic control.
Currently, New York law permits all state judges in their official capacity to preside over wedding ceremonies, although only certain federal judges — like those in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and those at each of the state’s federal district courts — are eligible to preside over weddings. This bill would have expanded the wedding authority to all federal judges, largely those from outside New York.
“Four years ago, we gave the governor the ability to perform marriages,” Krueger said in a statement. “Two years ago, we gave legislators that ability. Marriage in New York is inclusive, equal, and open to all who want it. So when it was suggested to me that we expand it to federal judges, I thought, ‘Why not? The more the merrier!’ I’m certainly no fan of the judges this president is choosing to appoint — but since any New Yorker can become a minister online for $25 and legally perform weddings, I didn’t consider this to be a major issue.”
According to the New York Post, “Albany Law School Professor Vincent Bonventre said that while he generally supports Cuomo and considers ‘many of President Trump’s nominees to the federal bench … far too ideological and rigidly partisan,’ the governor’s stated reason for his veto ‘is utterly unpersuasive’.”
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Few self breathing humans are as despicable as Cuomo but I kind of agree that officiating marriages belongs at the state level.
That someone may be a federal judge should not hinder them from officiating, so long as they are otherwise eligible at the state level.
On a more fundamental level, I regard the issuance of marriage licenses as about on par with building permits, dog licenses, and clerical/municipal functions. That massively obese clerk in Kentucky who insisted on inserting herself into something so banal as a recording function is more akin to Cuomo’s contention.
Probably not much he can do about it but he looks like the stereotype of a mafia thug. I wonder if De Niro ever kissed his ring.
“Few self breathing humans are as despicable as Cuomo but I kind of agree that officiating marriages belongs at the state level.
That someone may be a federal judge should not hinder them from officiating, so long as they are otherwise eligible at the state level.”
I gotta agree with you logic. who is allowed to officate should be determined at the state level. Coumo is just being a prick/dick/Insert appropriate adjetive.
FWIW, notorious ginsburg has officiated a few weddings.
Was it Bill Clinton who presided over the “marriage” of Carlos Danger and Huma Abedin?
I wonder if they were married in New York.
A POS chip off the old POS block.
Even worse, he bred himself to one of the stupidest Kennedys of the RFK line.
Why would you want to allow people from outside NY to officiate marriages in NY? That sounds odd, and I’m betting graft or corruption were at the root of it. But, Cuomo sounds like a poltroon for his reasoning. Maybe someone should get a tv psychiatrist to pronounce him unfit?
What a dumb putz.
Hey! Watch what you say about Guido’s brother.
That was deliberate, I liked the movies.
Are we sure the family doesn’t have 2 Fredo’s?? IF the knuckle draggers pulled his head out he might remember Eric Wingman Holder attacked Az for mirroring US immigration law.
Cuomos are dem version of Mannings. Archie produced 2 hof qbs and Mario 2 hof fredos. Both really beat the odds.
Petty little man, he has no good conscience.
Cuomo justifying something on the basis of ‘good conscience’ is ironic.
just override it
It would seem that we were too quick to crown his brother Chris as “Fredo.” The competition continues…
They are the spawn of their demented father, Mario (the original Fredo). What a family!!
I can’t think of anything cooler than having Judge Clarence Thomas preside at my wedding.
Tar. Feathers. Combine the two on the sissy.
Meh. Let the federal judges pay the $25 online. But yea, Cuomo is an idiot.
Handled like the deranged liberal douchebag that he is.
My son, who paid his $25 to become ordained online to officiate his friend’s wedding (as did his friend for my son’s wedding), would find it hilarios that he can officiate a wedding in NY but a federal judge cannot.
That truly is hilarious!
Interesting how cynically unserious both your son and his friend took their wedding ceremonies.
Fuzzy Slippers, kudos to you for the use of “hissy fit”!
Veto #284 bears the neo-Marxist hall mark of mumble-double-speak ‘diversity, tolerance and inclusion’ . “Wrong-think” is unfailingly dissected from the kollectiv.
The granite face of neo-Marxist dogma: division, exclusion, inequality, inequity and intolerance.
It’s hard to fathom how and why Cuomo and those like him ever get their manipulative, vicious and deceptive hands on the levers of power. Still, I console myself with the notion that he will inevitably reap what he sows. The Left always wind up eating each other.
Those who thought Fredo was the stupid one.
In my state, a Notary Public can perform weddings.