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Andrew Cuomo’s Problems Underscore a Changing Democratic Party

Damning report on governor’s conduct shines light on shifting party power structure, rise of new priorities and difficulty in steering clear of internal warfare.

8/4/2021 4:15:00 AM

The damning report on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's conduct shines a light on some tensions within the Democratic Party: a changing party power structure, and the difficulty in avoiding lapsing into internal warfare even when in power, writes GeraldFSeib

Damning report on governor’s conduct shines light on shifting party power structure, rise of new priorities and difficulty in steering clear of internal warfare.

Aug. 3, 2021 5:20 pm ETA damning report on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s conduct in office explores deeply important questions involving the problems of sexual harassment and toxic workplace environments.But on a more purely political level, the report also shines a light on some broader changes within the Democratic Party: a shifting party power structure, the rise of new priorities and the difficulty in steering clear of internal warfare even when in power—maybe especially when in power.

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The report by New York Attorney General Letitia James saidan independent investigationconfirmed previous accusations by current and former state employees that Mr. Cuomo sexually harassed them or acted inappropriately, and that his behavior fostered a hostile environment. Mr. Cuomo steadfastly denied those assertions, and gave no hint he would resign, despite a late-afternoon call from President Biden, as well as calls from most prominent New York Democrats, that he do so.

The Cuomo controversy comes as the party is at a kind of inflection point. Issues such as gender and racial equality are taking on a greater prominence on Democrats’ list of priorities, while a younger and more diverse set of rising leaders is demanding a greater voice in adjudicating them. Meantime, even powerful longtime figures are under pressure to adapt to a more progressive agenda. headtopics.com

Mr. Cuomo’s predicament punctuates each of those trends. The accusations against him center on sexual harassment, where there is less and less tolerance for questionable behavior. He stands accused by a female, Black attorney general who seems unfazed in challenging a man who has been her party’s ultimate New York power broker and, until just a few months ago, a celebrity widely hailed for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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GeraldFSeib Lol literally everyone on the left (including Biden) have called for him to resign. There is no tension. Meanwhile on the right… GeraldFSeib Hell, they just thought they were in power and they knew this was coming...thanks Andy Babe 😬 GeraldFSeib There is accountability in the Democratic Party unlike the GOP GOP The Party of Lies, Misinformation, Hate And … Insurrectionists

GeraldFSeib 为了掩盖疫情,疯狂转移注意力。 GeraldFSeib If only the WSJ gave Matthew Gaetz's paedophilia as much press as they're giving Cuomo now. GeraldFSeib What tension? They all asked him to resign. Cover scumbags GYM and MATT GeraldFSeib this is terrible news

A look at the harassment claims against Gov. Andrew CuomoNew York's attorney general has issued a report detailing sex harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Here's a look at the women and their allegations, and Cuomo's responses. What about gaetz, trump? American women be like

New details on Chris Cuomo's advising Gov. Andrew Cuomo on harassment scandalNew details emerge about how CNN anchor Chris Cuomo advised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid sex harassment inquiry. Hey There is a story here without doing this. It’s beneath you…don’t. Well they are brothers. Family comes into play. Give a chance. Just because his brother is an asshole doesn't mean Chris is. So its now bad or unethical for BROTHERS to discuss issues affecting their lives? MSNBC your attempt to offer fair news is a bit skewed.

Findings of sexual harassment put Andrew Cuomo in jeopardyAt 165 pages, the report substantiated the claims in devastating detail and concluded that he and his top aides created a “toxic” workplace that enabled him to mistreat women thanks Easier to be accused of sexual harassment than killing thousands in retirement homes, go get em Cuomo!

New York Lawmakers Urge Andrew Cuomo To Resign In Wake Of Sexual Harassment ReportSens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand called on the governor to step down, and a few state lawmakers have already drafted articles of impeachment. You should follow him out senator At least this time they waited for a real investigation to be completed. And Franken was never as creepy as Cuomo, besides being a vastly better Democrat.

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New York Lawmakers Urge Andrew Cuomo To Resign In Wake Of Sexual Harassment ReportSens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand called on the governor to step down, and a few state lawmakers have already drafted articles of impeachment.