A top Democratic governor has been forced to resign follow sexual harassment allegations.
But that isn’t stopping Biden from giving him praise.
Joe Biden jumped to Cuomo’s defense with four horrifying words.
Following allegations that New York Governor Andrew Cuomosexually harassed at least 11 women he has decided to resign.
“I think that given the circumstances, the best way that I can help now is if I step aside and let the government back to governing,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo was facing an impeachment trial that would probably have started next week.
While announcing his resignation Cuomo declares his innocence and said that while he “crossed the line with anyone,” he did realize that there were “generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate.”
On Tuesday President Joe Biden reacted to news to Cuomo’s resignation during a Tuesday by saying he did a “hell of a job,” and got annoyed when a reporter asked a follow up question.
“Ironically, one of the Democrats, through the years that you spoke with about infrastructure the most was Andrew Cuomo, who is resigning, who announced he’s resigning today,” a reporter said to Biden during a press conference. “You had traveled New York with him when you were vice president to the launch of the reconstruction [inaudible]. He was someone who supported your campaign early on. I know you called him to resign. I know you condemned the alleged behavior.”
“But you’re someone who spends a lot of time with mayors and governors,” the reporter continued. “How would you assess his 10 and a half years as governor of the state?”
“In terms of his personal behavior, or what he’s done as a governor?” Biden asked.
“What he’s done as a governor,” the reporter responded.
“Well, he’s done a hell of a job … a hell of a job,” Biden responded. “And I mean, both on everything from access to voting infrastructure to a whole range of things. That’s why it’s so sad.”
Yet Cuomo forced New York nursing homes to take Covid positive patients, and according to one report underestimated the number of deaths by as much as 50 percent to hide the fact from the public.
Later Biden was asked by the same reporter, “Can you really say he’s done ‘a hell of a job’ if he’s accused of sexually harassing women on the job?”
“Look, you asked two different questions,” Biden responded. “I asked the substantive ‘should he remain as governor’ is one question and women should be believed when they make accusations that are able to on the face of them make sense and investigate, they’re investigated, and the judgement was made that what they said was correct. That’s one thing. The question is, did he do a good job on infrastructure. That was the question. He did.”
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