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Former Aide to Gov. Cuomo Accuses Him of Sexual Harassment

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A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused him of sexual harassment on Sunday.

Lindsey Boylan, who worked for the Cuomo administration from 2015 to 2018 and is currently running for Manhattan Borough President, made the accusation on Twitter, writing that the alleged conduct went on “for years” and that “many saw it, and watched.”

“I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or harassed about my looks. Or would it be both in the same conversation? This was the way for years,” she continued.

On Twitter, Boylan explained why she would not be speaking to the press regarding her accusation.

Lindsey Boylan, former aide to Gov. Cuomo accuses him of sexual harassment

Earlier this month, Boylan described her experience working for Cuomo as “beyond toxic.”

On Saturday, Boylan asked President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to reconsider Cuomo as one of the contenders for attorney general.

“There are fewer things more scary than giving this man, who exists without ethics, even more control. I saw how he wielded power for years. He takes advantage of people, including me. I hope ⁦@JoeBiden & ⁦⁦@KamalaHarris don’t do this,” she wrote on Twitter.

A spokesperson for Cuomo denied the allegations. 

“There is simply no truth to these claims,” Cuomo’s press secretary, Caitlin Girouard said on Sunday.

You can follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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