“Cuomo’s Big Uh Ohs!”

Governor Andrew Cuomo is in big trouble


Joseph Romano, Staff Writer

Governor Cuomo’s actions over the last year have gotten him into some sticky situations. In particular, his actions while leading the state of New York have angered thousands of New Yorkers like myself. And now, many of these unforgivable decisions have landed him in even hotter water with the federal government.

The two biggest issues related to Cuomo involve the nursing home deaths that occurred during the Covid pandemic and the sexual harassment allegations made by several of his former employees. Let’s begin with the nursing home deaths. On March 4th, The Wall Street Journal reported that “Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top advisers successfully pushed state health officials to strip a public report of data showing that more nursing-home residents had died of Covid-19 than the administration had acknowledged, according to people with knowledge of the report’s production.” This means that he had them intentionally mislead the public about how his decisions killed the grandparents and family members of so many New Yorkers. Instead of giving out all of the data, including the number of nursing home residents who became ill with Covid and then later died after being hospitalized, Cuomo’s report only shared the number of residents who died in the actual nursing homes. WSJ says that “State officials now say more than 15,000 residents of nursing homes and other long-term-care facilities were confirmed or presumed to have died from Covid-19 since March of last year—counting both those who died in long-term-care facilities and those who died later in hospitals. That figure is about 50% higher than earlier official death tolls.” Misleading the public about these numbers is disgusting, and he needs to face the consequences of his actions.

In a situation like this, many would assume Cuomo would face impeachment. Official papers went through Congress to impeach Trump just days after the attack on the Capitol, and yet Cuomo is still running the show weeks later. There were also reports that he threatened employees about keeping quiet on this issue, prompting several Democratic members of the New York state assembly to ask for his resignation.

But now there are several other disturbing reports about Cuomo coming out. At least three former aides/employees of Cuomo have accused him of sexual harassment, with one former aide claiming he inappropriately kissed her at a wedding. Another woman claimed he made inappropriate comments about her dating life and asked her if she felt that age made a difference in relationships (the aide was 25 at the same while Cuomo was 63). While Cuomo did offer this apology, the sentiments seem too little, too late for many voters: “I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it, and frankly, I am embarrassed by it, and that’s not easy to say but that’s the truth.”

If Cuomo isn’t held accountable for his actions, many current and future voters (like myself!) will be disappointed and disgusted by our government. He needs to be impeached before more citizens are harmed by his irresponsible and inappropriate actions.

Drop a comment below and let me know if you agree. What should the consequences be for Governor Cuomo?