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It’s hard to remember now, but it wasn’t that long ago that Andrew Cuomo was not only the governor of New York, but also a legitimate hero in the Democratic Party. Do you remember that? Cuomo was the governor who legalized marijuana, who expanded Medicare, who passed strict gun control, who destroyed the NRA as a political force. He was the governor who, more than any other person in this country, including Tony Fauci, effectively defended lockdowns, masking and vaccines. In fact, in the fall of 2020, Cuomo won an Emmy award for his daily COVID briefings.
He was an actual celebrity. He seemed like a future president, and everybody said so, but within weeks of getting that Emmy, it began to fall apart. A number of women came forward to claim that Cuomo had once said impolite things in their presence. By the standards of Andrew Cuomo’s many scandals in office, it seemed like nothing, but for reasons they never explained, Democratic leaders, leaders of his party in Washington, took the scandal very seriously. They described Cuomo’s behavior as sexual harassment and they called for his resignation. By summer, it had