Pelosi ends silence on Cuomo allegations

A number of liberals have found themselves tied up in rhetorical knots in recent weeks, ever since serious sexual misconduct allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) began to emerge.

Though she has been somewhat reluctant to express an opinion on whether Cuomo should resign, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), seemed to inch closer to doing just that this week when she declared that a “zero tolerance” policy must apply to the governor if his accusers’ claims are “proven to be true,” as Breitbart reported.

During a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Pelosi did not explicitly demand Cuomo’s resignation, but came as close to the line as possible without saying the actual words, stating:

We have zero tolerance for the behavior that is alleged against the governor.

So, it would follow that if you have zero tolerance, then that would, again, be a decision that we hope the…governor would make.

People have to unlearn some bad behavior in order to learn how we should go forward. And again, if these allegations are proven to be true, then zero tolerance would follow that the governor should not continue.

Pelosi’s Wednesday remarks were somewhat more pointed than those made to host George Stephanopoulous several days earlier during an appearance on ABC’s This Week, when she was asked point-blank whether she thought Cuomo needed to step down.

Throughout that conversation, the speaker attempted to shift the focus onto her own hostility toward sexual misconduct and her belief that the governor needed to engage in some soul searching about his future, saying in relevant part:

I said there’s zero tolerance for sexual harassment, and we have taken measures in the House of Representatives, very strong measures in the House under the leadership of Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California.

What I said at the time that these revelations came forward, I said what these women have said must be treated with respect. They are credible and serious charges, and then I called for an investigation.

I think we should see the results, but he may decide, and hopefully this result will be soon, and what I’m saying is the governor should look inside his heart. He loves New York, to see if he can govern effectively. That could be one of the considerations he has.

The apparent – albeit subtle – hardening of Pelosi’s stance comes as President Joe Biden told ABC’s Stephanopoulous earlier this week that he believes Cuomo needs to leave office if his accusers’ claim are borne out, even taking things a step further to assert that if the allegations already known to the public are true, that he “probably” faces prosecution as well.

Indeed, the Albany Times-Union reported earlier this month that an allegation that Cuomo physically groped a former aide at the governor’s mansion had been referred to local police and that such conduct, if true, leaves him vulnerable to criminal charges.

Biden and Pelosi can now be counted among the legions of Democrats who are putting mounting pressure on Cuomo, a list that includes New York congressional delegation members such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Kathleen Rice, all of whom have directly called for him to resign, as the New York Post has noted.

Meanwhile, the silence on the matter from Vice President Kamala Harris remains deafening, a fact made all the more egregious by her outspoken – and apparently insincere – admonitions during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings that we must unfailingly and uncritically “believe all women.”

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28 Responses

  1. If only one woman came out accusing Cuomo,and was scared off by him,would Pelosi have opened her big mouth in her defense.? I don’t think so.I think this Cuomo accusation
    will include Nancy in a way that she hoped would go away.

  2. Maybe the third time will be a charm. So far I have had two posts in a row deleted because I spoke something that the God of deletion didn’t like.

    Meanwhile, a handful of Trump’s confidants went to jail.
    The Deep State’s double standard is right there for all to see.
    2022 and 2024 can’t get here soon enough!

  4. What about the Nursing homes all thoughts people died for Cuomo’s stupidity. Pennsylvania Governor must be next to sending people in Nursing homes. All we need now is to get Republicans to fight like Democrats so we can get things done.

  5. MCuomo and the Nasty accomplice during and after the fact in murdering thousands of old folks is a side issue but Nasty Pedolousy’ pinhead graft exalts her to the level of contemporary swine.

    1. Or Trump for that matter or anyone else on the right, piglosi is a spiteful %$#@^ using our Congress and country against all of us for her nasty ends!

  6. We the people would impech pelosi using art.25 what she tried on
    Trump .we have proof on flim her terrain trump speech . And she
    Has a hate for trump that makes her insane.out side of that every
    Word that comes out of her math is a lie!

  7. Tis sad what a bunch of bullshet. Both homo brothers are full of them self. They are lucky a dad or husband haven’t killed them. As a loving dad ”Bang” so I go to jail I’m a hero I killed a Democrat.

  8. Let’s see. If it is a Republican they are automatically guilty. A Democrat is not guilty until he is proven guilty. So different.

  9. They will find a way to sweep this 💩💩under the rug. When they do CORRUPT 💩💩they try to cover up there messes. DEMONCRAPS—FU🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻…

  10. Nancy Pelosi and Morning Joe…a gathering of eagles! A meeting of the minds! A top bracket of high IQs! Master race material! Yes, it’s Nancy and Joe. Let’s all basque in their glory.

  11. Heaping praise on the obvious is not worth commending the speaker considering the havoc she has the nation trying to survive. In this connection, it is also her duty to call for the investigation into the Trailer Reade 1993 rape by Sen Biden. IF you listen to the 7-minute interview, it is the BIGGEST EVER media Cover-up in the history of the scandals; even Monica’s was consensual.

  12. Nothing will be fair or equal as long as what laws we impose on you we do not abide by ourselves Democrats are in charge

  13. Pelosi; Schummer; Harris and of course Puppet Joe Obama do not have the brains to admonish another dumbocrat!

  14. Well it seems that Pelosi and the other liberal democrats are beginning to feel some of the heat over Cuomo bet they would not have stayed silent if it he was a republican governor now we will have to see how things turn out

    1. REALLY PELOSI???????
      (8) women are LYING and Fredo Cuomo’s Older Brother, Andrew is the only TRUTHFUL ONE!!!!
      HA! HA! HA! DEMIs!
      I have land with a little water and some sweet lizards I WANT TO SELL YOU in the Everglades!
      Judge Kavanaugh was crucified by ONE woman who:
      Did not remember Where or When?
      She did NOT remember How she got there or How she got home?
      Her best friend who was suppose to collaborate her TALE, Refused
      and stated She knew Nothing!!!!
      Just like St. Willie of Pedophile Island who flies often on
      the Lolita Express!

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