The following article, Observers Curious Why Cuomo is Taking 14 Days to Leave Office, was first published on Flag And Cross.
When it comes to politics, the only thing worse than a lawmaker using their positions of power to sexually terrorize their workplace is one of these derelicts having an ego about it to boot.
Such is the case of Andrew Cuomo, disgraced, soon-to-be-former Governor of New York, who has been credibly accused of sexually abusing o harassing at least eleven women, and who has been buying himself a whole lot of time in the governor’s mansion by refusing to resign up until yesterday.
And even then, as he acquiesces to the multitude of calls for his ouster, Cuomo gave himself 14 days to get out of office.
Given what we know about Cuomo’s political and personal behavior in the past, some are growing concerned over what could take place in the coming days.
“I was a little taken aback that he said his resignation is effective in 14 days, and it may be overly cynical but I believe that Andrew Cuomo was a person of mischief,” former Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said on his podcast.
Bharara said he trusts that Cuomo will leave office, but said that two weeks “is a long time” and that Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul has been getting ready to take over.
“And I hope there’s nothing nefarious about the 14 days,” he continued, “but it strikes me as too long a period. You don’t have to give two weeks notice to resign as governor.”
Cuomo had previously attempted to cover up another scandal of his own doing, by pressuring subordinates to help him conceal the scope of the damage done by his decision to send COVID-19 patients into the New York nursing home system at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
So, with 14 days and nothing left to lose, there is no telling what damage could be done.
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