Cynthia Nixon slams Democrat lawmakers who failed to call for Cuomo’s resignation


Cynthia Nixon slams her former New York gubernatorial rival Cuomo for ‘sexual harassment charges and nursing home deaths’

  • The Sex And the City star took to Twitter Friday to offer her criticisms of Cuomo and those still waiting to call on him to resign
  • In a Tuesday clip, city Comptroller candidate Corey Johnson spouts that he supports an ‘independent investigation’ into the allegations against Cuomo
  • Nixon asked: ‘How much more evidence do you need @CoreyinNYC?’ 
  • Johnson would eventually release a statement on Friday calling for the resignation, just a few hours after Nixon’s post 
  • Nixon ran against Cuomo for governor in 2018 and lost to him in the Democratic primary 

Cynthia Nixon had choice words for Gov. Andrew Cuomo in light of the multiple sexual harassment allegations he is facing. 

The Sex And the City star, who ran against Cuomo in 2018 for New York governor but lost in the Democratic primary, took to Twitter Friday to call out her former rival for ‘sexual harassment charges’ and ‘avoidable nursing home deaths’.

Nixon hit out at the governor while calling on city Comptroller candidate Corey Johnson to denounce Cuomo. She was responding to a clip of Democrat Johnson saying that he supports an ‘independent investigation’ into the allegations against Cuomo but stopping short of asking for his resignation. 

‘I guess Cuomo still has one defender in the wake of – sexual harassment charges – avoidable nursing home deaths – unsafely built bridges – cover-ups galore – etc etc,’ Nixon wrote.

Nixon continued: ‘How much more evidence do you need @CoreyinNYC?’ 

The Sex And the CIty star, who ran against Cuomo in 2018 but lost in the Democratic primary, took to Twitter Friday to offer her criticisms of Cuomo while sharing a clip of city Comptroller candidate Corey Johnson

Nixon ran against Cuomo in 2018 but lost in the Democratic primary

Nixon ran against Cuomo in 2018 but lost in the Democratic primary

Johnson would eventually release a statement on Friday calling for the resignation, just a few hours after Nixon’s post. 

On her Twitter, the Ratched actress has been extremely vocal of her condemnation of Cuomo. She has also shared a number of post from prominent Democrats calling for Cuomo’s resignation.

‘NY is about to get billions in pandemic aid to help schools, hospitals, businesses & more,’ she said in a Wednesday thread. ‘BUT…Andrew Cuomo gets to decide how it’s spent When the feds gave NY a billion to help schools earlier in the pandemic Cuomo took it to plug an unrelated budget gap.

‘As NY’s AG conducts an investigation into newly revealed cases of sexual misconduct, we cannot wait to address Cuomo’s years-long pattern of corrupt behavior — seen most starkly and tragically this last year in the nursing home scandal. 

‘Nursing home owners got immunity — Cuomo got millions in campaign cash — patients were sent back into homes with Covid — Cuomo tried to hide the exorbitant death toll — and then silence those seeking the truth. 

Johnson would eventually release a statement on Friday calling for the resignation, just a few hours after Nixon's post

Johnson would eventually release a statement on Friday calling for the resignation, just a few hours after Nixon’s post

On her Twitter, the Ratched actress has been extremely vocal of her condemnation of Cuomo

On her Twitter, the Ratched actress has been extremely vocal of her condemnation of Cuomo

‘Andrew Cuomo has lost public trust. He cannot be relied upon to act in the best interests of everyday NYers over his own perceived interests & those of his donors During a pandemic, we can’t afford to sit back & hope he makes the right choice, bc when he doesn’t it costs lives.

Nixon closed her message with a callout to senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, demanding that they ‘fight for their constituents.’

Schumer and Gillibrand called for Cuomo’s resignation on Friday. 

Schumer and Gillibrand, who serve as New York’s two sitting senators, released a joint statement Friday afternoon, which read: ‘Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct.  

‘Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York. Governor Cuomo should resign.’

Pressure is growing on Cuomo as a seventh woman alleged sexual harassment in a first-person essay published in New York magazine on Friday. Cuomo pictured in Albany on Friday

Pressure is growing on Cuomo as a seventh woman alleged sexual harassment in a first-person essay published in New York magazine on Friday. Cuomo pictured in Albany on Friday

Both had previously said an independent investigation into the allegations against Cuomo was essential.

Earlier on Friday, New York representatives Jerry Nadler and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined 12 of the 17 other New York Congressional Democrats also demanding that the Governor step aside.  

Pressure is growing on Cuomo as a seventh woman alleged sexual harassment in a first-person essay published in New York magazine on Friday. 

Additionally, 30 women spoke to the same publication claiming they experienced bullying while working for the Governor. 

What happens if Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns from office? 

If Cuomo resigns Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (pictured) would take over

If Cuomo resigns Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (pictured) would take over

As of Friday afternoon, 14 out of 19 of New York’s congressional Democrats have called for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation.

They are joined by all Democrats in the NY State Senate and by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. 

Cuomo on Friday refused to accept that he should resign despite the mounting pressure.

If he resigns Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul would take over. 

She would finish Cuomo’s term until the next scheduled gubernatorial election in 2022. 

Hochul is a Democrat who has served since 2015 and was a NY representative for New York’s 26th congressional district from 2011 to 2013.

She backed an investigation into allegations against Cuomo last month. 

‘Everyone deserves to have their voice heard and to be taken seriously. I support an independent review,’ she said. 

The last time a governor resigned was in early 2008. 

Gov. Eliot Spitzer left office after he admitted to having extramarital affairs with sex workers. 

When Spitzer stepped down, Lieutenant Governor David Paterson took over until 2010. 

Cuomo, then Attorney General, won that election to take over from Paterson. 

To date, a lieutenant governor has stepped in to carry out a gubernatorial term in New York on eight occassions, the first one taking place in 1817. 

LG Hochul would also take over if Cuomo is impeached.  

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie authorized its Judiciary Committee to start an impeachment investigation into Cuomo Thursday. 

The last time a NY governor was impeached was in 1913. 

The process in New York is very similar to the impeachment procedure in Congress. 

A simple majority in the state Assembly is required to impeach a governor. 

It then goes to the state impeachment court. 

A two-thirds majority of the state Senate and the justices of the New York Court of Appeals would be required to convict Cuomo and remove him from office. 

The lieutenant governor takes over as acting governor while the trial plays out.

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