Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) said Friday on Fox News that she believes “the end is near” for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Malliotakis, who represents Staten Island and Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, made her comments to Martha MacCallum on “The Story.”
The Republican lawmaker gave her insight as to why she believes the accusations of harassment, misconduct, and cover-up of information on COVID-19 related deaths will end Cuomo’s decades-long career in politics:
I have to tell you, the Democrats in New York have for the most part stuck together and now with this avalanche of them calling for his resignation, I feel the end is near
I feel that I have been alone a long time that when I said the way the governor mishandled the nursing home [situation] was wrong and criminal and there needed to be an investigation. After that, we learned his own chief of staff admitted there was a cover-up… After that, he threatened a state legislator of his own party.
Malliotakis’ comments came as the seventh woman has come forward alleging misconduct by Cuomo.
In addition to the obvious injustice of someone in Cuomo’s position using his power to violate a woman’s person, many have pointed out the hypocrisy of the way he handled the #MeToo movement.
If the allegations are true, Cuomo’s decision to fundraise on the #MeToo movement is a mistake that could further incriminate him as the kind of cold-blooded politician that Americans fear will abuse their positions in government.
Cuomo’s comments at the time praising “women across the country” who “courageously speak out about facing sexual assault and harassment” in an email with the subject line “NY Stands with #MeToo,” will likely only serve to nail the coffin of his political career. And for conservatives, it doesn’t come a moment too soon.