A massive electronic billboard has gone up in Albany, New York calling on Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign from office.
“Resign now!” is written in large red letters on the billboard along with an image of Cuomo’s face.
The billboard was paid for by Brian Olesen, owner of American Shooter Supply, who originally had the sign say “Impeach!” in a rebuke of the governor’s disastrous COVID nursing home policy which saw roughly 15,000 of the state’s elderly die.
The ad is located off the side of highway 787 in the Albany area, close to the exit leading to the state Capitol building.
“I think that a lot of New Yorkers understand there’s a sense of urgency here in regards to Governor Cuomo. We know he’s a liar, we know he’s a bully. Now he’s being accused of being a sexual predator,” Olesen told the New York Post.
“We have 15,000 fatalities in nursing homes [and other long term care facilities] that he’s lied to us about. When are New Yorkers going to stand up and remove this guy from office?”
Fox News reports:
The Cuomo administration is presently being investigated by federal prosecutors for allegedly withholding data pertaining to COVID-19 deaths related nursing homes and the state Attorney General’s Office is actively seeking a private attorney to lead a probe into the sexual harassment allegations.
A former Cuomo administration economic development staffer, Lindsay Boylan, wrote in a Medium blog post last week that the governor joked that he wanted to play “strip poker” and detailed an instance here he gave her an unwanted kiss.
The governor denied any physical interaction occurred, but he did apologize for workplace comments, arguing that he may have unknowingly took his “jokes” too far.
Olesen is paying $8,500 a month for the billboard and says that he changed the message of the sign from calling for impeachment to telling Cuomo to resign because the impeachment process would take too long.
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Kamala Harris Attacked Kavanaugh But is Silent With Cuomo Allegations
Many members from both sides of the aisle including Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, have weighed in when it comes to the allegations of sexual harassment against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but VP Kamala Harris has been silent.
This puts Harris in a tough spot as she believed the women who had accused President Biden of inappropriate touching in the past and even used it against him in the presidential debates as well as interrogated Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he faced allegations from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during his confirmation process.
“I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Harris said about Biden’s accusers.
Now, in the wake of three women accusing Cuomo of harassment — two of whom worked for the governor at the time — Harris is silent while she holds the second highest office in the country.
Harris was a staunch critic of Kavanaugh and a supporter of Ford. She grilled the justice during his confirmation hearing, and then called for his impeachment after he had been confirmed to the Supreme Court.
“Christine Blasey Ford, who literally had nothing to gain by coming forward … she looked at the fact that this guy was being nominated and said, ‘the American people had the right to know what I know,’ and she was treated like a criminal,” Harris told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow in September 2019.
“So yes, I call for impeachment,” Harris continued. “I believe that is the clearest way for us to get an investigation of these allegations and we should open an investigation of these allegations.”
Pressure is mounting for Harris to speak up with even Hillary Clinton saying, “These stories are difficult to read, and the allegations brought forth raise serious questions that the women who have come forward and all New Yorkers deserve answers to.”
Pelosi has called for an independent investigation stating, “The women who have come forward with serious and credible charges against Governor Cuomo deserve to be heard and to be treated with dignity.”
Report: Cuomo Admin Being Investigated by U.S. Attorney, FBI Over COVID-19 Response
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly being investigated by the US Attorney’s office in Brooklyn and the FBI over his coronavirus task force’s response to the pandemic.
According to the Albany Times Union, the investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office is in its early stages and focuses on the work of “some of the senior members of the governor’s task force.”
The Times Union reports:
Nearly three weeks after the governor’s task force was announced last year, the state health department issued an order directing nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that they must accept residents who were being discharged from hospitals even if they were still testing positive for the infectious disease, as long as they were able to care for them properly.
That directive, which was rescinded less than two months later, has been the focus of a firestorm of criticism directed at Cuomo’s administration, including allegations that the order — which the governor said was based on federal guidance — had contributed to the high number of fatalities of nursing home residents in New York. That assertion was largely dismissed in a report by the Department of Health that was released in July.
In January, New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a report which concluded the Cuomo Administration delayed reporting that thousands of nursing home patients died after getting infected at their facilities and that New York’s nursing home policy may have increased COVID infections.
Last night, CNN issued a statement that it’s host Chris Cuomo, who is the brother of the governor, will no longer be covering the administration after offering the New York leader fawning coverage of his COVID-19 response for months after the pandemic began.
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