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Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who won an Emmy for his pandemic press conferences that, and resigned in disgrace from office for sexual harassment claims, is now lashing out at Biden and other top Democrats for abandoning him.
The comments about Biden and others were made during an interview with the New York Post’s Cindy Adams, Mediaite reports.
Cuomo claimed that since his scandal broke, he has been treated like a “piece of meat.”
Cuomo claimed “nobody” among his “political friends” stood by him amid allegations and increasing negative headlines about his governing. The former governor took particular issue with the president as he argued he “stood” by him.
“Nobody. 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. It was heartbreaking to see him trash me without reading one page, making one phone call.”
Cuomo then slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who he has known for 30 years:
“Pelosi? Please. I know her 30 years. Her daughter worked for me. [Barack] Obama? He’s been tough. When troubles come you like to think you’re different. You’re not. Enemies and haters accumulate. [Chuck] Schumer, [Kirsten] Gillibrand, pals working in the state, friends I respected, fell like dominos,” he said.
Cuomo also hinted at a possible comeback in politics. Speaking of the New York governorship he mentioned that there are no term limits and that “I can make another go in four years.