“if he had to do it all over, he wouldn’t have resigned, the former governor, 64, told Bloomberg News in a Friday telephone interview”
Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is apparently plotting a political comeback. Five months after leaving office in disgrace, Cuomo claims that he only resigned because he didn’t want to be a “distraction” and is therefore not tainted by scandal.
It’s amazing that he sees things this way and is willing to say so out loud.
There are people in American politics who seem addicted to running for and holding public office. Cuomo is joining the ranks of people like Beto O’Rourke and Charlie Crist.
Laura Nahmias reports at Bloomberg News:
Andrew Cuomo Says He’s Been ‘Vindicated,’ Won’t Rule Out Run
Five months after he resigned over a swirl of sexual harassment allegations, New York’s former Governor Andrew Cuomo isn’t ruling out another run for public office. He insists it’s too soon to talk about it.
Instead, he’s consumed by what he alleges are serious mistakes by New York State Attorney General Letitia James and the independent lawyers who investigated the sexual harassment claims against him.
Her office determined the accounts of 11 different women were credible and that Cuomo “violated multiple federal and state harassment laws,” according to the Aug. 3 report. The findings were so damaging and explosive that Cuomo resigned weeks after the report’s release.
But if he had to do it all over, he wouldn’t have resigned, the former governor, 64, told Bloomberg News in a Friday telephone interview, one of a handful since leaving office. “I never resigned because I said I did something wrong. I said, I’m resigning because I don’t want to be a distraction,” Cuomo said…
Since July, he’s spent more than $2 million from what’s now a $16.4 million campaign war chest on legal fees, public relations and other payments to staff. He’s still sending out press releases about political events and recently dined with New York City Mayor Eric Adams at Manhattan restaurant Osteria La Baia.
Cuomo is clearly pining for the days when he was being held up as the anti-Trump answer to COVID-19 and getting praised from every corner of the liberal media.
Before he invests in a Cuomo 2024 website, he might want to read the room. Even the far-left folks at Rolling Stone magazine are practically begging him to just go away. Jack Crosbie writes:
A Very Delusional Andrew Cuomo Is Trying to Convince People He’s Been Exonerated of Sexual Misconduct
Just a few short months after he resigned following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told Bloomberg that he wouldn’t rule out running for office once again. That’s a mild statement in and of itself, but diving into the full interview, it’s pretty clear that Cuomo doesn’t think his career is done…
Cuomo believes he’s been vindicated – or at least that’s the line he’s going with. “If you do an honest summary [of the scandal], which is what I get from people on the street, I have been vindicated.”
Cuomo is clearly referring to the decision by New York state prosecutors to not pursue criminal charges for any of his sex crime allegations. But not pursuing charges is very different from an exoneration, and prosecutors noted that they found Cuomo’s accusers to be “credible.”
It’s worth noting that Cuomo’s sexual harrassment case overshadowed several other alleged crimes he committed in office, like the massive coverup of nursing home deaths during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jeff Zucker’s departure from CNN presents another new challenge for Cuomo. Zucker’s girlfriend was a high-level aide to Cuomo and the two of them allegedly fed talking points to him through his brother, Chris.
I don’t care that Jeff Zucker was having an affair with a subordinate. I do care that he was helping Andrew Cuomo get away with his deadly leadership, abuse of women and trying to make him a TV star when he should have been governing and saving lives instead.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) February 4, 2022
The network that literally operated as an official Andrew Cuomo PR firm while his executive order led to thousands of deaths in nursing homes would like to lecture Joe Rogan and make claims about misinformation killing people. https://t.co/89BDbzthvt
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 3, 2022
So part of the reason Chris Cuomo lasted so long at CNN despite repeated ethical violations is that Jeff Zucker's mistress/CNN's EVP Allison Gollust was Andrew Cuomo's former comms director!
There is no bottom at CNN https://t.co/gQwSZrTOeQ
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 2, 2022
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