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A task force set up to investigate whether Cuomo’s COVID policies caused more nursing home deaths has concluded what we all already knew — that indeed, Cuomo did kill old people in nursing homes. The New York State Bar Association Task Force on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care says that by forcing nursing homes to accept patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 did lead to more deaths.

The report is damning for Cuomo, who effectively issued death warrants via executive order. The NY Post reports:

The 242-page report by the NYSBA’s Task Force on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care also blasts Cuomo for not reversing the Department of Health’s “unreasonable” mandate sooner than he did, saying it remained in effect weeks longer than necessary.

“Although a determination of the number of additional nursing home deaths is beyond the capacity of the Task Force, there are credible reviews that suggest that the directive, for the approximately six weeks that it was in effect, did lead to some number of additional deaths,” the report says.

“The Department of Health issued a report in 2020 in which it argued unconvincingly that the admission of 6,326 COVID-positive residents during the period the Health directive was in effect had no impact. That cannot be the case, and has now been shown not to be the case.”

This report is “from the onset of the pandemic through the end of April 2021″ and tied  “several hundred and possibly more than 1,000”  nursing home deaths directly to Cuomo’s policies.

Liberals continue to defend Cuomo, but it is now known beyond a shadow of a doubt that New York’s governor did indeed murder people. He should resign and be tried and convicted for this, but we won’t see that happen.

Most colleges and universities in New York state are reopening for in-person education this fall. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Governor Andrew Cuomo is at it again. Somehow still in office after numerous sexual harassment scandals and wholesale murder of the elderly when he botched the handling of New York nursing homes, Cuomo is back to making bad decisions. Now, he wants to force students to get vaccinated if they want to attend schools in the state.

Some choose not to get vaccinated for many reasons. Some have religious motivations, others think the vaccine is too new and not thoroughly tested-enough, and still others simply don’t think it’s necessary. Whatever the reasons, people have the right to make their own health decisions. Cuomo, however, disagrees:

During his daily briefing, Cuomo said the SUNY and CUNY schools will require vaccinations for students coming back in the fall. The governor later clarified that vaccinations would only be mandated for students attending in-person classes if the shots receive FDA approval before the beginning of the fall semester.

Gov. Cuomo also urged private schools to require vaccinations. Some already have made such announcements, including Cornell, University of Rochester, RIT and Syracuse University.

That’s right — if you studied hard and worked to get into the school of your dreams or just to get into school in general, you now can’t actually attend unless you violate your principles and get a vaccine you may not be comfortable with.

Cuomo must be removed from office now before he hurts more people. He has harassed and ruined the lives of women and murdered the elderly. Now, he wants to deprive our nation’s youth of an education. This must end. Watch his press conference below:

Surprise, surprise. Yet another woman is now accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. And while Cuomo says that he didn’t touch anyone inappropriately as he stubbornly refuses to resign from his role as the head of a coverup of nursing home deaths under his watch, that’s what the latest accuser says happened.

The Albany Times Union reports that Cuomo summoned her to his mansion, where he touched her without her consent. And on the timeline, this accusation is by far the most recent. The woman, who has not been named, says that this happened in late 2020 — right before the beginning of the pandemic:

The alleged incident took place after the woman, a member of the governor’s Executive Chamber staff, had been summoned to the mansion to assist the governor with a work-related matter. The woman’s supervisors recently became aware of the allegation and alerted the governor’s counsel of it on Monday.

An official close to the matter on Tuesday confirmed to the Times Union that the new allegation had been made, although Cuomo, during a news conference hours later, denied knowledge of it.

“First, I’m not aware of any other claim,” Cuomo says. “As I said last week, this is very simple: I never touched anyone inappropriately. … I never made any inappropriate advances … (and) no one ever told me at the time that I made them feel uncomfortable. Obviously, there are people who said after the fact they felt uncomfortable.” Notably, Cuomo did not deny touching the woman. As the sixth woman stepped out to speak up, Donald Trump Jr. asked a very good question: “I wonder how many more there are?”

Good question. Cuomo finds himself embroiled in scandals, most of which involve former staffers and others he could bully into submission. But we must also remember the big one — the one the sexual harassment allegations distract from. His responsibility for nursing home deaths as he made bad decisions — lethal decisions — then lied to cover them up. Just like he is attempting to do now with the numerous women who have spoken out about his actions.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo refused to resign after three women came forward about the sexual harassment they endured at his hands. Many of the details are unsettling at best, yet Cuomo says resigning because he did terrible things while serving badly as Governor would interfere with his ability to “do the job the people of the state elected [him] to do.” But what about when the total becomes five women he has harassed?

“It was unintentional, and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it. I feel embarrassed by it,” Cuomo said recently while addressing the allegations. Despite his admission to the behavior, he insists that he “didn’t know” he made anyone feel uncomfortable. “”I certainly never, ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone pain,” he says. “That is the last thing I would want to do.”

Former press aide Karen Hinton has now spoken out, saying Cuomo repeatedly and inappropriately hugged her, which made her feel uncomfortable — and probably made it difficult, to use Cuomo’s words, to “do the job” she needed to do. She says Cuomo forced her into a “very long, too long, too tight, too intimate” embrace in a dimly-lit hotel room and became aggressive when she pulled away from him.  “I thought at that moment it could lead to a kiss, it could lead to other things, so I just pull away again, and I leave,” she says. This occurred while Cuomo led the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2000.

Cuomo, of course, says “this did not happen.”

Another accuser, Ana Liss, worked under Cuomo from 2013-2015. She says he would ask if she had a boyfriend and kiss her hand — actions that are, according to her, “not appropriate, really, in any setting.”

Cuomo remains defiant in the face of this and his “other scandal” — the one in which he lied about COVID numbers in nursing homes to make himself look good. He truly is shameless.

Unreal! Democrats spent four years demanding that President Trump and other Republicans resign anytime someone pulled out a shady story about how they were harassed. Brett Kavanaugh, for instance, was subjected to allegations the Left never bothered to prove. But that didn’t stop his name from being dragged through the mud. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, though? He doesn’t think he needs to do that despite three women coming out with credible allegations against him.

“I am not going to resign,” Cuomo said at a briefing Wednesday. “I was elected by the people of New York. I’m going to do the job the people of the state elected me to do.”

Cuomo stopped short of fully admitting to the allegations against him. While he insists that he “never touched anyone inappropriately,” he acknowledges that his actions were creepy. “I fully support a woman’s right to come forward,” Cuomo says. “I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable.”

“It was unintentional, and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it. I feel embarrassed by it,” Cuomo continues, insisting that he “didn’t know” he made anyone feel uncomfortable. “”I certainly never, ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone pain,” he says. “That is the last thing I would want to do.”

Cuomo addressed the numerous photos showing him, much like Joe Biden, creepily hugging and kissing people as his “usual and customary way of greeting” people — especially lawmakers. “I kiss and hug legislators,” he says.

But, of course, none of the women who have spoken out are legislators. They were former employees and a woman who was unfortunate enough to encounter him at a wedding. Watch Cuomo shamelessly attempt to save his career below:

Karma really is hitting New York governor Cuomo hard for lying about nursing home COVID numbers. Not one. Not two. But three women have now come forward about sexual harassment they have faced while under his employ.

The situation is so bad for Cuomo that even Joe Biden has spoken out in favor of a full investigation into the allegations, which include forced kisses, sexual remarks, and invitations to play “strip poker.” Cuomo seemingly admitted to the misconduct, calling his disgusting behavior “good-natured” and explaining that he likes to “tease people” in the office. But there was nothing good-natured about his interactions with any of the women, including the third.

Anna Ruch says she met Cuomo at a wedding reception in New York in 2019. Cuomo toasted her friends — and when Ruch went to thank him, he decided to try to take some quid pro quo:

Cuomo put his hand on her bare lower back, Ruch told the Times.

“I promptly removed his hand with my hand, which I would have thought was a clear enough indicator that I was not wanting him to touch me,” she said.

Ruch said she moved his hand off her back, and Cuomo allegedly told her that she seemed “aggressive” before placing his hands on her cheeks and asking her if he could kiss her.

“He said, ‘Can I kiss you?’” Ruch told the Times. “I felt so uncomfortable and embarrassed when really he is the one who should have been embarrassed.”

“I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” Ruch says. “I turned my head away and didn’t have words in that moment.” The interaction was loud enough for her friend to hear, and that friend has corroborated Ruch’s version of events.

“It’s the act of impunity that strikes me,” Ruch told the Times. “I didn’t have a choice in that matter. I didn’t have a choice in his physical dominance over me at that moment. And that’s what infuriates me. And even with what I could do, removing his hand from my lower back, even doing that was not clear enough.”

Unlike Cuomo’s other accusers, Ruch did not work the the Governor. In other words, he is a scumbag everywhere — not just at work.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the ropes. While it initially seemed like he intended to lie his way out of trouble when two women stepped forward about his decision to use his position to sexually harass them.

Recently, two women stepped forward about Cuomo’s inappropriate actions. After the first revealed, with corroboration, that Cuomo attempted a forced kiss and made a litany of sexual remarks — including an invitation to play strip poker — a second came out to say that she, too, was harassed by the governor of New York. What’s particularly troubling is that these aren’t ancient accusations. All of this happened relatively recently. The situation is so bad that even hypocrite Joe Biden, who spent last election season sending his cronies to attack Tara Reade when she made similar allegations against him, said that Cuomo should absolutely be investigated. Cuomo authorized a shady “investigation” into himself, so it definitely appeared that he intended to lie. But now, it seems that he plans to just admit to it instead.

After Biden and other Democrats threw him under the bus, Cuomo issued a statement in which he appears to accidentally admit — but attempt to explain away — what happened. Cuomo says that he was just “being playful” and “good-natured” as he “teased” staffers. The women who have stepped forward, he says “misinterpreted” his disgusting actions as “unwanted flirtation.” Politico reports:

Cuomo, facing increasing criticism of his fumbled attempts to hand the issue off to an independent investigator, admitted Sunday evening that he likes to “tease people” in the office.

“I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended,” Cuomo said. “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.”

Unfortunately for Cuomo, no one is fooled. “This is an absolutely disgusting, gaslighting response,” Erica Vladimer, a member of a Sexual Harassment Working Group in New York, said via Twitter. “No ownership of his actions, blaming his victims for ‘misinterpreting’ his ‘playfulness.’”

“I do it in public and in private,” Cuomo says. “You have seen me do it at briefings hundreds of times. I have teased people about their personal lives, their relationships, about getting married or not getting married. I mean no offense and only attempt to add some levity and banter to what is a very serious business.” However, he acknowledges that he has sometimes been  “insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended.”

“To be clear, I never inappropriately touched anybody and I never propositioned anybody and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but these are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to,” Cuomo adds. “That’s why I have asked for an outside, independent review that looks at these allegations.”

There is one path now. Cuomo must resign — immediately.

An unlikely figure has stepped out to say that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s multiple sexual harassment allegations should be investigated — Joe Biden. Biden, who is internationally infamous for groping and sniffing women and girls without their consent, suddenly thinks credible sexual harassment allegations should be investigated — something he didn’t quite agree with when he was accused of similar stuff by former staffer Tara Reade.

During the last election cycle, Reade came out about a time when Biden forced a kiss on her and touched her inappropriately while she was working on his staff. The allegations were credible right down to an old phone call from Reade’s deceased mother speaking out about how her daughter was treated. But Biden didn’t want to hear about that. Instead, he had his former staff smear the poor woman, who just wanted to make the public aware of what she went through. But Cuomo? He’s not Biden, so the President* is OK with throwing him under the bus. During a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden supports women who speak out (once again, something we know is not true):

“President Biden has been consistent that he believes that every woman should be heard, should be treated with respect and with dignity. Charlotte should be treated with respect and dignity. So should Lindsey. There should be an independent review looking into these allegations, and that’s certainly something he supports and we believe should move forward as quickly as possible.”

Cuomo is accused of sexual harassment by two women. The first, Lindsey Boylan says he invited her to play strip poker, forced a kiss on her, and other disgusting things. The second says Cuomo regularly made inappropriate remarks, including grilling her about whether or not she has had sex with older men.

Cuomo says both women are lying, but has authorized an investigation into his actions.

“I ask all New Yorkers to await the findings of the review so that they know the facts before making any judgements,” Cuomo says. “I will have no further comment until the review has concluded.” We’re certain that this investigation will be every bit as above board and legitimate as the Russia investigation — except the goal here will be to make evicence go away rather than invent it.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s life keeps getting worse. Not only does he have to deal with getting caught manipulating nursing home COVID numbers to make himself look good, but now former staffers are coming out about sexual harassment they have faced while working under him.

Recently, a former Cuomo staffe spoke out about weird, predatory treatment she dealt with while working for him — treatment that included an attempted forced kiss and invitations to play strip poker, among other things.

But now Lindsey Boylan, whose allegations have been corroborated by at least one other former staffer, isn’t the only one who is telling the world about what happened. Newsmax reports:

A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement Saturday saying he never made advances toward her and never intended to be inappropriate.

Charlotte Bennett, a health policy adviser in the Democratic governor’s administration until November, told The New York Times that Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she had ever had sex with older men.

Cuomo, true to form, says Bennett is lying, but that she was a “hardworking and valued member of our team during COVID” who has “every right to speak out.” But of course if someone is lying, as he says she is, they have no right to speak out. Libel laws exist for a reason. Only honest discourse deserves to make it public, so it is strange that he says she has the right to make the allegations publicly.

“I never made advances toward Ms. Bennett nor did I ever intend to act in any way that was inappropriate,” Cuomo’s says. “The last thing I would ever have wanted was to make her feel any of the things that are being reported.”

To buy himself time, Cuomo is having himself investigated to find out of he did the thing he says he didn’t do. “I ask all New Yorkers to await the findings of the review so that they know the facts before making any judgements,” Cuomo said. “I will have no further comment until the review has concluded.”

Honest people act quickly to control the investigation into allegations against them, right?

Life keeps getting worse for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Not only was he caught lying about COVID numbers in nursing homes, but now a former staffer is speaking out about her terrible experiences working under him. Lindsey Boylan spoke out on Medium, where she recounted her horrific experiences.

“Let’s play strip poker” isn’t something you’d normally expect to hear from an employer. But Boylan says that that’s exactly what happened on an October 2017 flight home from an event in Western New York — on a taxpayer-funded jet, no less.

We were flying home from an October 2017 event in Western New York on his taxpayer-funded jet. He was seated facing me, so close our knees almost touched. His press aide was to my right and a state trooper behind us.

“That’s exactly what I was thinking,” I responded sarcastically and awkwardly. I tried to play it cool. But in that moment, I realized just how acquiescent I had become.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a culture within his administration where sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive that it is not only condoned but expected. His inappropriate behavior toward women was an affirmation that he liked you, that you must be doing something right. He used intimidation to silence his critics. And if you dared to speak up, you would face consequences.

“I’m compelled to tell my story because no woman should feel forced to hide their experiences of workplace intimidation, harassment and humiliation — not by the Governor or anyone else,” Cuomo’s victim writes. She says that she expects a bunch of Cuomo’s sycophants to attack her like Biden’s did with Tara Reade.

Boylan says she tried to speak up after Cuomo kissed her without her consent, but was “reprimanded” for her decision to stand up for herself. “After that, my fears worsened,” Boylan says. “I came to work nauseous every day.”

“My relationship with his senior team — mostly women — grew hostile after I started speaking up for myself,” she adds. “I was reprimanded and told to get in line by his top aides, but I could no longer ignore it.” She felt it necessary to quit because of the harassment she faced.

Cuomo’s victim says she truly began to “fear” him in December 2016, when the inappropriate gestures became more frequent — complete with references to Monica Lewinski with a cigar box Clinton gifted Cuomo used as a prop. Apparently the governor had become convinced that she looked like a rumored ex-girlfriend of his — so much so that he began calling her “Lisa,” the woman’s name, around the office. And then, of course, there was the kiss.

Cuomo is a horrible human being. It’s good that someone is brave enough to speak out about it.