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2015 tweet shows Pelosi with Gov. Cuomo on panel addressing sexual assault




A 2015 tweet from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receiving backlash after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been accused of alleged sexual harassment.

In May 2015, Pelosi tweeted a picture of her participating in a panel discussion board about sexual assault with Gov. Cuomo.

“Too many women are sexually assaulted while in college. Joined @NYGovCuomo to discuss why #EnoughIsEnough!” she wrote.

Many twitter users are calling her out for the hypocrisy.

“Correct. So when are you calling for his resignation, Madam Speaker?” Conservative group Reagan Battalion asked.

“@SpeakerPelosi spoke with someone who sexually harasses people about why too many women are sexually assaulted while in college. Quite ironic,” another user said.

“He is the expert after all,” another Twitter user wrote.

Three accusers have came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo.

On Monday, before the third accuser came forward, Pelosi called the allegations against Cuomo “serious” and “credible” and supported an independent investigation into his behavior.

In a statement, Pelosi said the two women who accused Cuomo of harassment and inappropriate behavior should be taken seriously.

“The women who have come forward with serious and credible charges against Gov. Cuomo deserve to be heard and to be treated with dignity. The independent investigation must have due process and respect for everyone involved,” Pelosi said.

Anna Ruch, the third woman to come forward, told The New York Times on Monday that she met Cuomo at a wedding in September 2019. During the reception, she said Cuomo put his hand on her bare lower back, which she pushed away, and asked if he could kiss her.

Charlotte Bennett, an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Cuomo administration, and Lindsey Boylan, former top aide, also made allegations against Cuomo.

Bennett told The New York Times on Saturday that Cuomo sexually harassed her last year and, four days prior, Boylan said that Cuomo inappropriately touched her.

On Sunday, Cuomo said he was “truly sorry” if his conduct had ever been “misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation” but denied inappropriately touching or propositioning anyone.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Historic House Vote Expels Rep. George Santos Amidst Scandal



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In a turn of events, the House of Representatives made history on Friday with a vote to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), marking the first such expulsion in over two decades. A moment fraught with gravity unfolded as Speaker Mike Johnson wielded his gavel to formalize Santos’ removal, setting a precedent in congressional annals.

Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.

Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.

Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.

Conversely, members of the New York Republican delegation, led by Rep. Marc Molinaro, asserted Santos’ commission of crimes, justifying expulsion based on a comprehensive investigation.

Santos himself predicted the outcome in an exclusive morning interview on “FOX & Friends.” This vote not only underlines the House’s rare use of expulsion powers but also sets a critical precedent in handling members facing severe legal challenges.

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