US MP Elise Stefanik wants New York Governor Andrew Cuomo toresign and be arrested immediately. ”The Republican from New York is furious on behalf of 11 women who, according to the evidence of ua report of the state prosecutor, was sexually harassing. “These brave women deserve quick and definitive justice,” says Stefanik.
How rich is that?
Cuomo should absolutely resign, and if the authorities deem it appropriate, he should be indicted. This is a common view: A Quinnipiac poll released on Friday showed that 70% of New York State voters he believes he should resign, and 55% said he should be charged with a crime.
What is rich is that Stefanik condemns Cuoma when she sold her political soul to former President Donald Trump and the ethically, morally, legally, constitutionally and sexually compromised mess of the party she leads. She got her leading job – No. 3 in the hierarchy of the Parliamentary Assembly – after Deputy Liz Cheney of Wyoming was ousted for lack of loyalty to Trump. Cheney voted for his recall because of his role in the deadly January 6 attack on the Capitol by violent Trump supporters.
Shameless defense of a bad actor
“We have to make sure it exists equal justice by law. And whether or not you’re the most powerful elected official in New York State, the laws apply to you just like any other New Yorker, ”Stefanik told Cuomo Sunday on Fox News. But like most GOPs, she clearly supports a separate justice system for Trump.
Least 19 women they accused Trump of sexual abuse, from harassment to rape. He is in the video and discusses his preference capturing women using p —- «. And his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, got him involved in the scheme pay silent money porn actress and former Playboy model to keep them quiet about alleged affairs.
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This history did not stop Trump from following Cuoma at a fundraiser in New York on Thursday night. He has “real problems”Trump said, according to a New York Post report. He then shouted at three congressmen who first said that Cuomo should resign a few months ago (Stefanik, Nicole Malliotakis and Claudia Tenney).
Trump’s swindlers were shameless in defending a president who, outside the arena of sexual misconduct, was investigated for obstruction of justice and many other violations of the law and the Constitution, which has been twice revoked for high crimes and misdemeanors – one of them inciting anti-American insurgency at the Capitol where Congress was preparing to solidify Joe Biden’s victory for president in 2020.
Stefanik, along with other GOP leaders, is cynical blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the “tragedy” of January 6 and was among the 147 senators and members of the House who are voted for the objection that night on the state election results. She too voted against the bipartisan commission to investigate the rebellion and defend Trump’s lies about elections and fraud.
What is particularly confusing is that Stefanik represents Fort Drum in the rugged Adirondack Mountains. There was the Tenth Mountain Division the backbone of American combat and training missions in Afghanistan, for 20 years we have tried to impress that country with the value of becoming a democracy like ours – you know, with the right to vote, free elections and results that cannot be thrown out at the whim of an autocrat.
We were right: We warned in March 2019 of an attempted coup if Trump loses the 2020 election
President Biden announced that we were finally leaving Afghanistan, Trump sparked the first troubled transfer of power in American history – less than two weeks after pressure on the Justice Department to label the election as corrupt and “leave the rest to me and R. Congressmen. “But according to representative Lee Zeldin, RN.Y., Cuomo is the one abused his authority, embarrassed his office and must answer.
Some conservatives cite former President Bill Clinton and his affair with a young White House intern as a parallel example of Democrats protecting their own. He remained in power in 1999, even though many of us privately wanted him to step down. But it was a painful episode. Independent attorney Ken Starr’s investigation was: a mass overrun which began with a real estate transaction and ended with sex, lies and pain. In 2016, Starr praised Clinton’s empathy, philanthropic work and political skills acted sadly that the legacy of the former president is colored by “inconveniences”.
Galactic craving for sexual misconduct
Dominoes have continued to fall since that time, by which I mean a number of Republicans who are exposed as hypocrites when it comes to sex. It started with the Speaker of the House of Justice Henry Hyde, the Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and his appointed successor Robert Livingston, married and having or admitting an affair while working on the Clinton recall. The man who finally got the position, Dennis Hastert, later pleaded guilty in the case of concealment of money involving a former student he sexually abused her when he was a wrestling coach. Last month, former Republican communications strategist Judi Hershman wrote that she has affair with Starr.
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As for Democrats in the post-Clinton era, former senator and double presidential candidate John Edwards stunned them sensational scandal including a woman with cancer, a young mistress, a “loving child,” and a massive attempt at cover-up. Party later rushed Al Franken from the Senate before investigations against him were investigated.
This is not a complete list or even a prominent list of offenders on either side. But a Washington Post Analysis shows Republicans who toppled Democrats 22-17 in sex scandals from 1974 to 2014, and that was long before #MeToo, the Senate candidate Roy Moore and Trump came on the scene.
I wrote in February about seven items Republicans are no longer eligible for pontificate, given their galactic bile. I can’t believe I left out sexual abuse. Consider it the eighth type of Republican lecture that Democrats can completely ignore.
Jill Lawrence is the editor of USA TODAY magazine and the author of the book “The Art of Political Arrangement: How Congress Beat Odds and Break Through the Deadlock. “Follow her on Twitter: @JillDLawrence