Despite increasing allegations of sexual misconduct and mounting cries for his resignation from ranking members of his own party, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuses to join those calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down.
While the Democratic House Speaker did reaffirm over the weekend that she has “zero tolerance” for sexual harassment, she still fell short of calling on the embattled New York governor to call it quits.
However, both U.S. Democratic senators from New York — Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand – have joined the growing chorus of lawmakers calling on Cuomo to resign as a seventh woman has come forward accusing the governor of some form of sexual harassment or inappropriate touching.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” the speaker said, “I said there’s zero tolerance for sexual harassment, and we have taken measures in the House of Representatives – very strong measures – under leadership of Rep. Jackie Speier of California.”
Speier, D-Calif., will chair a hearing of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee on Tuesday to examine ways to reform sexual harassment allegations in the military following the murder of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.
Pelosi, referencing Cuomo, continued, “What I said at the time that these revelations came forward, I said what these women have said must be treated with respect, they are credible and serious charges, and that I called for an investigation.”
The allegations against Cuomo are currently under investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James, and Cuomo has said he will “fully cooperate” with her probe.
On the ABC broadcast, after Pelosi repeatedly said that she has “zero tolerance” for the kind of behavior Cuomo is accused of, host George Stephanopoulos pressed her on why she is not joining the chorus from her party that is asking for his resignation.
“I think we should see the results of the investigation… but he may decide,” Pelosi responded. “And hopefully, this result will be soon. What I’m saying is the governor should look inside his heart – he loves New York – to see if he can govern effectively. And that could be one of the considerations that he has.”
Nearly 90% of New York’s congressional delegation has called for the governor’s resignation or impeachment, as have more than 80% of state senators.
State AG James does not have the authority to remove Cuomo from office. However, any findings lending credence to the allegations could sway potential impeachment proceedings — or add pressure for Cuomo to leave voluntarily.
15 thoughts on “Pelosi Stands By Governor Cuomo”
I saw on the news, thar cuomo wanted hiss female staffers to dress up in expensive clothes and wear high heels at work !
Seven women have come forward to tell of cuomo’s perverted behavior. My question is, how many more women have not come forward yet ! Just wondering.
Both of these Stoonods are on their way out.
Birds of a feather flock together. Maybe they can be cellmates when she gets arrested since there is no genders in her world.
I wonder what kind of dirt he has on her. It’s amazing how when a demo gets accused of sexual harassment, Biden, Cuomo, it’s ok let’s not put any blame on the men just the victims but stand back when it’s a republican.
Governor Andrew “Randy Andy” Cuomo doesn’t hold a candle to El Presidente Joe “BiteMe” Biden, the Scranton Scrounge, who loves mauling little girls. Even in their mothers’ arms. Where IS the #MeToo gang of outraged lesbians?
-In addition to the crime of all the contagious Covid patients that Cuomo directed NY hospitals to offload to Nursing Homes.
-It was especially heinous, given that the Jacob Javits Center and Navy Medical ship were available and could have taken most if not all of the contagious Covid patients instead of inflicting them on very old people, who were the most vulnerable.
Pelosi is able to stand by Cuomo in light of all the Sexual Assalt Claims in addition to the Nursing Home Deaths?
What do you expect from a loose idiot as she is. Being a old bag as she is she may enjoy a bit of his joking.
Of course! Pelosi would back Cuomo up…Because he is a Democrat and very good friends of her and her husband…She doesn’t want to lose any Democrat Italians…She is one sick old broad…
She’s Italian just like Cuomo – call it ethnic solidarity. She was born Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro. Both have mafia ties.
Yes, Pelosi father was in prison for money fraud and of course, sleeping with women…Like Father like Daughter…
Pelosi and Cuomo, along with the Biden Cartel, are the rock bottom scum in the demoncrat party! Pelosi denied extra security for the Jan 6th rally despite the pleas of the Sargent at Arms on two different times! Both Pelosi and McConnell were responsible to insure enough security was in place – both failed miserably! How Cuomo is still around is a complete mystery! Everyone seems to be focused on the outrageous number (that we know of) sexual assaults as the main problem for Cuomo -and it should be! But how about throwing his sorry ass into prison for the rest of his life for the murder of over 10,000 innocents especially when he had 3,000 beds at the Javitz Center that went unused and the 1,000 beds on the Hope ship! Neither place was ever used by Cuomo, but he sure loved putting Covid infected patients in with our most vulnerable loved ones. THEN the ass TRIES TO COVER IT ALL UP!!! LETHAL INJECTION SHOULD BE IN PLAY HERE!
I believe that Pelosi and Cuomo are secret lovers for years.
I don’t get it. With all those people that died and he was part of the cover up involving an investigation into there deaths doesn’t that make him guilty of a crime?? Or is this another ” get out of Jail Free card in the Democratic game of LIFE ” ? GOD BLESS AMERICA . Bless all the VETS, past, present and Future. Capnjack
Nancy Pelosi, aka SanFranNan, would. She’s a pig, he’s a pig. Both are world class hypocrites and liars.
Two of a kind, They deserve one another !!!