Andrew Cuomo, the disgraced former governor of New York, lashed out angrily at President Joe Biden and other Democrats for abandoning him during the sexual harassment scandals that toppled him from power.
Cuomo was asked by New York Post columnist Cindy Adams if any friends had stood by him as his office began to collapse under the weight of the numerous accusations of sexual harassment and assault.
“Nobody,” he said.
“It was tough. Traumatizing. Biden, a friend 20 years, not knowing details, immediately said about me, ‘He’s got to go.’ Biden had troubles years before and I stood by him,” Cuomo said.
“Gave him the benefit of the doubt,” he added. “It was heartbreaking to see him trash me without reading one page, making one phone call.”
Biden called for Cuomo to resign in August 2021 as the scandal worsened and more accusations surfaced. Cuomo has maintained his innocence while acknowledging that some interactions he had might have been misinterpreted.
Cuomo added former President Barack Obama to the list of friends who abandoned him, as well as U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats from New York.
“Obama? He’s been tough,” he continued. “When troubles come you like to think you’re different. You’re not. Enemies and haters accumulate. Schumer, Gillibrand, pals working in the state, friends I respected, fell like dominos. Lose your power and heartless politicians read the tea leaves. You’re dead. Over. Pols grab another piece of meat. The phrase ‘political friends’ is an oxymoron.”
He went on to hint that he was considering running again.
“Look, my interest is public service,” Cuomo concluded. “There are no term limits, so I can make another go in four years. I’m someone who delivers. And who knows, could be there’s nobody to beat me. Also, who knows — maybe by then I’ll be sweeter.”
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