Republican Elise Stefanik, U.S. Congresswoman for New York, and House GOP Conference Chair publically called for the prosecution of Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo over sexual assault allegations which were validated by the state’s Attorney General in a blistering report this week.
The New York Times reported on the allegations in the report:
“In fact, the report says, as Mr. Cuomo sexually harassed women inside and outside his government, greater pains were taken to protect him from himself: The executive chamber declined to report harassment allegations from an executive assistant, Charlotte Bennett, to the appropriate state agency and moved instead to establish a practice preventing certain female staff members from being left alone with the governor.
Key Point: Stefanik has shown consistency while in the office.
According to a press release from her office, on Tuesday:
August 3, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Representative Elise Stefanik (NY-21) released the below statement on the New York Attorney General’s investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The AG report found that Cuomo sexually harassed and assaulted multiple women, including state employees in the Governor’s office.
“No one is above the law and today justice must be served. Governor Cuomo must resign and be arrested immediately,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “President Joe Biden must immediately call for Cuomo’s resignation.”
“In December, I was the first federal official to publicly call for an independent investigation into Governor Cuomo’s sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. The independent investigation led by the Attorney General’s office confirms Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed and assaulted multiple women, including employees in his office and state troopers. The media and Democrats smeared me and closed ranks to protect Cuomo, a shameful chapter in New York history. All of them including his staff must be held to account. These brave women deserve swift and definitive justice.”
🚨🚨 MY FULL STATEMENT CALLING FOR THE ARREST OF GOVERNOR CUOMO 🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/Xxl5ugsxTk
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) August 3, 2021
On Tuesday, Stefanik was a guest on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast and further explained her position. Stefanik told Bannon that allowing Cuomo to resign was not enough, which was Democrat Joe Biden’s response; she demanded a prosecution.
Stefanik has been consistent in demanding government transparency. According to a past press release from her office, in February she called for Cuomo’s prosecution as well:
February 11, 2021
“Governor Cuomo, the Secretary to the Governor, and his senior team must be prosecuted immediately – both by the Attorney General of New York State and the U.S. Department of Justice. This bombshell admission of a coverup and the remarks by the Secretary to the Governor indicating intent to obstruct any federal investigation is a stunning and criminal abuse of power. I have said from the beginning that this is more than a nursing home scandal; this is a massive corruption and coverup scandal at the highest level of New York State Government implicating the Governor, the Secretary to the Governor, the New York State Health Commissioner and the Governor’s staff. The families who lost loved ones, New Yorkers, and all Americans deserve accountability from the U.S. Department of Justice that will be independent and not swayed by the desperate political pressure from Governor Cuomo.
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Tomorrow, Governor Cuomo intends to meet with President Joe Biden. It is the responsibility of the President to ensure the independence of the Department of Justice. After the self-implicating admission by Governor Cuomo and his staff, it is clear to every American that this investigation must go forward.”
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776