Republican Representative Mo Brooks recently spoke about the demand for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation following a series of sexual harassment allegations against him. He criticized the Democrat standard of presumption of guilt.
Brooks explained that Cuomo has already been deemed guilty under the radical leftist standard. He said that both men and women could lie or tell the truth.
Every claim must be evaluated based on its merits. But House Democrats have created an embarrassing new standard whereby males are, by default, considered ‘guilty of charges’ without any proof required to prove those charges. By this new standard, Cuomo becomes guilty through accusation. Socialist regimes don’t have due process, a fundamental component of the Constitution.
“Again, that’s the socialist Democrat standard, and if it’s good for the goose, it’s good for the gander… I believe you ought to hear both parties, and you ought to weigh and determine with your own judgment who’s telling the truth and who is not, but that’s not the way socialist Democrats want to do it… If you’re male, there’s a presumption of guilt, so Governor Cuomo, get out and get gone,” he told Breitbart.
Three women, including two former aides, have accused the governor of making inappropriate sexual advances. This includes attempts to kiss, touch inappropriately, and initiate sexual conversations.
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Democrat Representative Kathleen Rice recently tweeted that “the time has come” for Cuomo to resign from the New York Governor’s post. Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Democratic Socialists of America has called for a thorough investigation into the matter. Senate Majority Leader Democrat Chuck Schumer terms the scandal “troubling” and supports an independent investigation.
However, President Biden or Vice President Harris have not commented on Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that they both support an investigation into Cuomo’s conduct.
In his third term as governor, Cuomo faces the most serious challenge to his political career to date.
Republican Lee Zeldin has announced that he is considering running against Cuomo for office in 2022. A congressman from New York, Zeldin is a ranking member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and sits on House Committees on Financial Services and Foreign Affairs.
Cuomo stripped of his emergency powers
Lawmakers from New York’s Senate and Assembly have agreed to strip Cuomo of his coronavirus emergency powers after hiding the nursing home deaths during the pandemic. The emergency powers have allowed Cuomo to decide on decisions like quarantines unilaterally.
“I think everyone understands where we were back in March and where we are now. We certainly see the need for a quick response but also want to move toward a system of increased oversight and review.
The public deserves to have checks and balances. Our proposal would create a system with increased input while at the same time ensuring New Yorkers continue to be protected,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said in a statement.