Sunday, 09 May, 2021


Andrew Cuomo Approval Rating at 38%, Down From 71% in 2020

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo apologises, won't resign over sexual harassment claims New York governor Andrew Cuomo accuser rejects his public apology in TV interview
Kristine Garrett | 06 March, 2021, 09:52

But as they discussed repealing the governor's emergency powers, many legislators also returned to a common theme: that their constituents are ready for their lives and businesses to start returning to normal.

State officials acknowledged that the true number of deaths was higher because of the exclusion of patients who died in hospitals, but they declined at the time to give any estimate of that larger number of deaths, saying the numbers still needed to be verified.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's top advisers had successfully pushed the state's health officials to strip a public report of data that showed more nursing-home residents had died of COVID-19 than acknowledged by the administration, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former aide to Cuomo who has said the governor questioned her about her sex life with what she took as sexual overtones, made her comments in an interview broadcast by CBS News.

"And then he explains at that point that he is looking for a girlfriend", she said.

"I thought, he's trying to sleep with me", Ms.

When asked for comment about Bennett's TV interview, Cuomo's office emailed excerpts of his Wednesday remarks, including repeated references to the looming investigation.

She reported the encounter to senior officials within days and was granted a transfer to a new position.

Jones added, "While some of these facts have been clouded by misinformation, I want North Country residents to rest assured that this legislation serves its intended objective and will allow us to responsibly return to a transparent, co-equal body of government".

He says he understands he acted in a way that made people uncomfortable. "I feel very bad about it and frankly, I am embarrassed by it". "And that's not easy to say, but that's the truth".

"How can New Yorkers trust you @NYGovCuomo to lead our state if you "don't know" when you've been inappropriate with your own staff?" she wrote on Twitter. "I just wanted to tell you that" (via The Washington Post). "I couldn't make this up".

A second portion of the interview is set to air Friday on "CBS This Morning", and O'Donnell previewed some of that during an appearance on the local CBS-2 News at 5. The Mauros are suing Cuomo, the Long Island State Veterans Home nursing facility and New York State Health Commissioner Dr Howard Zucker, according to TMZ, which also states that the Mauros are seeking damages and want the rules to be changed so that Mary can visit Mario.

To New Yorkers who have watched the Democrat for years, however, the allegations are consistent with how Cuomo maintains his tight grip on power.

The bill, S.5357, passed the Senate with a 43-20 vote and the Assembly 107-43, with all Democrats voting in favor and each Republican state senator voting against.

According to a bombshell report from the New York Times on Thursday, Linda Lacewell, who now serves as the Superintendent of the state's Department of Financial Services and is an adjunct law professor at New York University School of Law, was one of three high-level administration officials who initially intervened to hide the nursing home death count from the public.

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