Reserving judgment until all of the facts are in is generally good practice. Although it never works that way for conservatives, one prominent host is paving the way even if his own audience won’t approve.
Fox News host and talk radio legend Sean Hannity shocked fans during his Monday show by vowing that he is “not going to rush to judgment” on the sexual harassment scandal involving New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. At least three women have come forward with allegations against the Democrat leader.
“Unlike the media mob, Big Tech, Democrats, we are not going to rush to judgment on this show,” Hannity said on his program Monday. “We won’t do it. We are consistent. We’re independent. We believe in the presumption of innocence and due process and that’s why we end up being right so often and the media mob ends up being wrong,” he said.
Hannity pointed out that Cuomo and other Democrats like Vice President Kamala Harris rushed to judgment against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his 2018 confirmation hearings. Harris in particular attacked Kavanaugh and practically called for him to “walk the plank” for the “far-fetched, uncorroborated lies,” Hannity said.
Still, the vice president hasn’t used that same standard against Cuomo. “So, Kamala Harris, do you believe the accusers of Andrew Cuomo?” Hannity challenged. “Or do claims of abuse not matter when levied against a Democrat?” he said, calling Harris the “biggest ‘I believer’ in the country” when it was a conservative.
“Now, of course, the vice president’s moral cowardice is shared by many of her colleagues … some of the top Democrats that viciously rushed to judgment, smeared and slandered Kavanaugh, they’re all now silent about the Cuomo accusations,” Hannity said. “Many other ‘I believers’ finally have been pressured, after days, [into] now calling for an investigation and due process, and they’re also asking for the presumption of innocence, something they never provided Kavanaugh.”
The allegations against Cuomo first surfaced in December 2020 as a tweet by former aide Lindsey Boylan. Nothing much came of it because Cuomo was still a useful club against former President Donald Trump. He was won an Emmy for his press briefings where he often pitted himself against Trump, although even that is now in jeopardy as a second scandal surrounding his COVID-19 policy that led to the deaths of thousands of nursing home residents has emerged.
Now that they have Trump out, Cuomo ceases to be useful to the left. They’ll finally pick up their self-righteous “believe all women” stance once again — at least until the next Democrat politician is accused.