I relistened to the part of Michael Mulgrew's town hall yesterday where he makes fast mention of the Attorney General's Report where Latisha James concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo engaged in “unwanted groping, kissing, hugging and making inappropriate comments.” Mulgrew in his report actually starts to say Cuomo is having a bad day and then pulls back.
Attorney General's report has come out. It's pretty damning. NYSUT held a meeting about it. Governor says the report was all political that women misjudged him. We are basically saying he is unfit for office at this point. If it was a teacher, they would no longer be involved in education after an investigation. Governor said he was considering mandating vaccines for teachers. It is hard to deal with the governor's office today because of the report. They are preoccupied with sexual harassment which the attorney general says has happened.
Mulgrew gives the governor's side and doesn't use the words sexual harassment until the last sentence. He never says sexual misconduct. He then hides behind the NYSUT statement rather than demand that Cuomo resign now.
The NYSUT Statement:
The attorney general has detailed conduct that is repugnant and indefensible in any workplace and especially in the state’s highest elected office. Equally troubling was the governor’s response to the report. Sadly, both show he is unfit to serve in office.
We are basically saying he is unfit for office. No, he needs to resign immediately or be impeached forthwith! Case closed.
Mulgrew as usual is still a bit timid when talking about Cuomo.
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has it right:
“F–king resign,” Williams demanded Wednesday at a rally outside the embattled governor’s Midtown Manhattan office.
“Governor Cuomo: if you have any decency at all, any at all, any at all, even a molecule of decency, you have any chance to provide, any chance to provide goodness in your reputation, f–king resign,” Williams fumed.
“Haven’t you done enough to the people of New York State? Haven’t you harmed and hurt enough people? Do not do this any longer, please. Resign. Get out. Leave,” Williams prodded.
How about some outrage from our union?