A common thing we used to say about Democrats is that they stuck together.
Even when one of their own was outed over a scandal or crime, the party would bend over backward to protect them.
But that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore, at least not for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The man has been embroiled in a scandal, with the FBI on his tail.
Now many state Democrats are turning on him. Including one man who seems to have some real dirt on Cuomo.
He could end his career with a single phone call.
Describing an alleged exchange with the governor that has not been previously reported, Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim told CNN that he received a call on his cell phone from the governor last week as he was bathing his children at home.
“Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience,” Kim said.
A Democrat lawmaker from New York has claimed that Cuomo personally called him, demanding he obeyed him, or else.
Ron Kim claims that Cuomo warned that if he didn’t cover up for one of his top aides, he would “destroy” him.
To throw fuel on the fire, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed he believed Kim, saying that he’s familiar with this kind of thing from Cuomo. The mayor said it was apparently common for the governor to use such intimidation tactics.
If this was such a common thing for the longtime governor, why is this only coming out now? Not that long ago, Democrats loved Cuomo. The media fawned over his “leadership.” Some even hoped he’d jump into the 2020 Presidential race.
Now, all that goodwill has dried up. Democrats from New York are eager to apparently throw the man under the bus.
So much for loyalty, huh?
It’s hard to determine if all the allegations against Cuomo are true. The FBI is currently investigating some of the claims—the truth might come out soon.
But it’s not looking good for Cuomo, when his own allies are calling him out.
- Democrats are turning on Cuomo, as he faces scandal and an FBI investigation.
- State lawmaker Ron Kim claimed Cuomo called him up and threatened him.
- The governor said he could “destroy” the man if he didn’t do what he wanted.