It’s been weeks since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was accused by several women of inappropriate sexual advances. Vice President Kamala Harris typically jumps into the #metoo controversies at a moment’s notice when it’s a GOP figure that’s been accused, but she remains strangely silent.
Harris is the most powerful and prominent female Democrat in Washington D.C., and her silence has become deafening. It’s become so glaring that she was just called out by Fox News host Dana Perino, who asked why Harris has not responded to sexual harassment accusations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“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. “Where is the vice president on this?”
Ana Liss, a former Cuomo aide, became the fifth woman to report allegations in a Saturday article in The Wall Street Journal.
Liss alleged Cuomo had touched her lower back, kissed her, and inquired about her relationship status. “It’s not appropriate, really, in any setting,” she noted.
Cuomo recently apologized for actions that may have been misinterpreted. However, the governor has repeatedly stated he refuses to resign.
The allegations add to attacks on the governor regarding alleged underreporting of nursing home deaths from COVID-19. He also required some nursing home facilities to accept patients who had tested positive for the virus.
Perino has predicted President Joe Biden or Vice President Harris will eventually call Cuomo to advise him not to seek reelection in 2022. But Harris may not be able to wait until next year as tensions rise with the expectation of a swift response.
Dagen McDowell, Dana Perino’s co-host, stated, “He had a hand in killing 15,000 elderly New Yorkers. He lied about it and covered it up.” She added,
He lied to the federal government. That is — that might be the tipping point for him. But Cuomos get away with everything because they were born and raised in power and privilege.
Cuomo’s days may be numbered. With an investigation and an impeachment resolution underway, the governor will face serious challenges leading to the 2022 reelection.