U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik wants New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to “resign and be arrested immediately.” The New York Republican is incensed on behalf of the 11 women who, according to evidence in a report from the state attorney general, he sexually harassed. “These brave women deserve swift and definitive justice,” Stefanik says.
How rich is that?
Cuomo absolutely should resign, and if authorities deem it appropriate, he should be charged. This is a mainstream position: A Quinnipiac Poll released Friday found that 70% of New York state voters think he should resign and 55% said he should be charged with a crime.
What’s rich is Stefanik passing judgment on Cuomo when she has sold her political soul to former President Donald Trump and the ethically, morally, legally, constitutionally and sexually compromised mess of a party he leads. She got her leadership job – No. 3 in the GOP House hierarchy – after Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming was ousted for insufficient fealty to Trump. Cheney had voted to impeach him over his role in the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol attack by violent Trump supporters.
Shameless defense of a bad actor
“We need to make sure that there is equal justice under the law. And whether you’re the most powerful elected official in New York state, laws apply to you just like they do to every other New Yorker,” Stefanik said of Cuomo Sunday on Fox News. But like most of the GOP, she apparently supports a separate justice system for Trump.
At least 19 women…