When they go low…remind everyone they’ve been accused of sexual harassment. It’s no secret New York City’s top Democrats Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo aren’t besties, but now even their representatives aren’t holding back.
New York City Mayor de Blasio’s press secretary got in on the heated action when he publicly referred to Cuomo as a “sexual harasser and assaulter.” Press secretary Bill Neidhardt told a reporter “I don’t care what a serial sexual harasser and assaulter and someone who covered up the deaths of thousands of people at nursing homes has to say about anything.”
Neidhardt was referring to the governor’s suggestion that “de Blasio’s re-opening plan is not sufficiently ambitious” reports National Review. De Blasio stated plans to re-open New York City by July 1, after over a year of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns.
Cuomo said of de Blasio’s projections, “I think they’re irresponsible.” Cuomo continued, “July 1 – you have May, June, what happens in May, what happens in June? I’d like to get the hopeful reopening date before that. I don’t want to wait that long. I think if we do what we have to do we can reopen earlier.”
Ironically, New York is still technically in a state of emergency which was declared by Cuomo last year. Add Cuomo’s list of scandals to the mix; sexual harassment, book writing and nursing home death cover-ups, and it really is hard to care what he “has to say about anything.”
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe show, mayor de Blasio flat-out called for Cuomo’s resignation. “He can’t continue to lead…he just has to go,” said de Blasio who says “this is going to be the summer of New York City” planning to reopen stores, businesses, offices, theaters, restaurants, gyms and other venues and activities.