New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo apparently feels differently about his own sexual harassment situation than he did when other New York politicians were accused.
Fast to call for the resignations of previously accused Albany lawmakers, Cuomo has refused to take his own advice.
Three women have accused Cuomo of unwanted sexual advances, with two former aides claiming sexual harassment is the workplace.
Politicians in both major parties have called for Cuomo to resign, per the New York Post.
“Shouldn’t the governor, the most powerful official in New York, be held to at least the same ethical standard as an Assembly member?” said John Kaehny, executive director of watchdog group Reinvent Albany.
“Not so long ago, Gov. Cuomo demanded that two Assembly members ‘immediately deny’ allegation of sexual harassment or resign. Powerful words. Does the governor hold himself to the same standard?”
In 2012, Cuomo demanded Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez resign after two female aides accused him of groping, kissing, and verbally abusing them.
“Sexual harassment at the workplace cannot be tolerated in any shape or form,” Cuomo spokesman Josh Vlasto said at the time. “These are serious allegations and if true, the governor believes he should resign.”
A year later, Cuomo offered two Democrat assemblymen – Manhattan’s Micah Kellner and Buffalo’s Dennis Gabryszak – the choice of resigning from their seats or “immediately deny” sexual harassment allegations brought against them by employees, according to Politico.
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