White House Responds To Cuomo Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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WASHINGTON – The White House is now responding to sexual misconduct allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The Governor met virtually with President Joe Biden on Thursday during the National Governors Association’s winter meeting.







This just days after former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan says Cuomo gave her an unwanted kiss on the lips in 2018.

According to a post she wrote on blog site “Medium,” Cuomo blocked her from leaving his office after a one-one-one briefing, and kissed her.







White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the allegations should be investigated.

“When a person comes forward, they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect,” said Psaki. “Their voice should be heard, not silenced, and any allegations should be reviewed.”













She says the White House will continue to help the state, communicating with Cuomo.

“Governor Cuomo is the governor of one of the largest states in the country that has been one of the hardest hit with millions of people still suffering from an ongoing pandemic and an economic crisis,” she furthered. “Our focus is to continue working with governors from across the country, from a range of states on how we’re helping people in their states.”

Cuomo firmly denied the allegations through his press secretary, also reiterating his denial that he once suggested Boylan and former staffers play strip poker while on a flight.

 

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7 Comments

  1. What’s worse, Nursing Home Scandal or Sexual Assault?

    “Believe All Women” …. or does that not apply to Cuomo?

    Cuomo said “To Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual assault, we believe you and we will fight for you.” -2018

    #METOO

  2. Supposedly this happened in 2017, if it was so tragic why is she just bringing it up now while running for public office in Manhattan? Sexual Assault, a kiss on the lips? I would think that with all the trauma she is going through she isn’t fit for public office.

    • Christine Blasey Ford, = she spoke out immediately, … remember.. Oh wait she waited more than 20 years

      Jessica Leeds alleged last year that Trump groped her on an airplane in the late-1970s, she spoke out immediately… Oh wait she didn’t….

      I bet you were fighting for those woman, ….

      WHY, Are certain women allowed to be sexually assaulted?

      Believe her , but not her,

      Tony you are CHAUVINIST PIG, HOW DARE YOU !!!! Sexual Assault is ANY UNWANTED Sexual Act.

      With that kind of comment , one would HAVE to believe that you are guilty yourself of such a crime.

      • Why is it that these allegations only come out when a person is running for Public Office not at the time of the alleged assault? I don’t give any merit to anything twenty years after the fact, not saying it didn’t happen, if there was an assault it should have been reported immediately. I don’t see a kiss as a sexual assault but one of affection. If a kiss is a sexual assault then I have been a victim hundreds of times, but I am a man so that makes it OK, only women can be traumatized? Nothing you said has anything to do with my post, should I wait twenty years and reply? I also don’t believe I was sexually assaulted because I got a kiss, if you really knew me you wouldn’t be calling me names, after all I am a victim of hundreds of so called sexual assaults. If a mouth is a sex organ protect yourself and cover it with Duct Tape.

        • Difference Wanted or Uwanted….

          #METOO

          Believe ALL Women, anything else is SEXIST

          Are you suggesting an assault on me, by not allowing me to breathe because I disagree with you?

          Anything physically restraining is Assault, are you violent, wishing harm on another human being?

  3. Believe all Women, not a chance, a good example would be the woman in Central Park who filed a false complaint at a bird watcher that was a Black man, she ended up getting charged with filing a false complaint, he had it all on his cell phone. There wasn’t anything said about an assault, your just twisting it in to something it isn’t, it was only a suggestion not an act of violence, and putting duct tape on your own mouth does not stop breathing, unless you don’t have a nose or it is all jammed up with coke or meth. Who is being physically restrained? Who is being harmed? Who is wishing harm? I am entitled to my own opinion, I don’t believe everything I’m told by anybody, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law is what I abide by, to think that makes me a sexist is absurd.

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