The Democrats hope if they ignore a growing scandal it will just go away.
They are about to get some bad news on that front.
And Kamala Harris ducked one question that could force a top Democrat to resign.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing accusations from five women that he sexually harassed them.
And that isn’t even the biggest or most important scandal Cuomo is facing.
The greatest threat to Cuomo’s political survival is the admission by top aide Melissa DeRosa that the administration withheld information about the actual number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes out of fear it could lead to criminal prosecutions.
When some obscure Republican city council member would make a stupid comment or post something offensive on social media, it became an issue reporters would demand every Republican in Washington must comment on.
But so far, Joe Biden and especially Kamala Harris are getting off scot-free with not commenting on Cuomo’s predatory behavior or possibly criminal conduct.
On Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-host Dana Perino wondered why Harris was silent on this matter.
“You keep hearing people say, ‘If one more woman comes out, he will have to resign.’ Now there’s multiple and it’s still not happening,” Perino said. “I did ask this, Jesse. Where is the vice president on this?” Perino asked.
Perino theorized that the Cuomo scandal could turn into a national issue in next year’s midterm elections and that Perino believes Biden or Harris would call Cuomo and demand he resign from office.
“The other thing is with her, I think at some point both Biden and Kamala Harris might come to a decision that somebody needs to call Andrew Cuomo and say this is a distraction we don’t need and he will just announce he’s not going to run for another term,” Perino added.
But Harris may not want to get involved in this situation out of fear of looking like she is knifing a potential rival for the 2024 Democrat Party presidential nomination.
Other prominent Democrats are filling the void and calling on Cuomo to step down.
New York state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins urged Cuomo to resign after two more stepped forward with allegations against him.
“We have allegations about sexual harassment, a toxic work environment, the loss of credibility surrounding the Covid-19 nursing home data and questions about the construction of a major infrastructure project,” Stewart-Cousins declared. “New York is still in the midst of this pandemic and is still facing the societal, health and economic impacts of it. We need to govern without daily distraction. For the good of the state Gov. Cuomo must resign.”
For his part, Cuomo stuck to his playbook of defiance stating that only the people could remove him from office in an election.
“I was elected by the people of the state. I wasn’t elected by politicians. I’m not going to resign because of allegations,” Cuomo announced.
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