Scarborough says ‘there are no Democratic defenders, it seems, of Andrew Cuomo’

By Jenny Goldsberry

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough slammed the New York Governor Thursday saying “there are no Democratic defenders, it seems, of Andrew Cuomo.” The remarks come on the heels of a DOJ inspector general report providing evidence of Cuomo’s behavior and numerous accusations of sexual harassment. New York Attorney General Letitia James confirmed earlier this week that he made inappropriate comments to several state employees. There were also confirmed instances of him engaging in nonconsensual touching.

“I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a politician so completely isolated from members even of his own party,” Scarborough said of Cuomo. “We get so used to Republicans defending Donald Trump no matter what he did, whether he was using his position to try to bribe a foreign leader with defense money to dig up dirt on his political opponent or pressure his attorney general to arrest his political opponent two weeks before a campaign, I mean, even after [January 6th], you have Republicans that just — they’re still defending Donald Trump. Here, there are no Democratic defenders, it seems, of Andrew Cuomo.”

After James released her report, President Biden called for Cuomo’s resignation. “The President of the United States, the Speaker of the House, the Senate majority leader, his two Senate — his two senators from the state of New York, the Assembly Leader — Andrew Cuomo is surrounded,” Scarborough said. “I don’t know how this is even remotely survivable for him.”

Later, the New York governor responded to the report by saying this is the way he’s always treated everyone.

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