Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to face a lie detector test on the sexual assault allegations against him, but did not say Wednesday whether he will hear his own words in the wake of the accusations made against him by a former assistant.
During Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings in 2018, Cuomo issued an official statement calling the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of attacking her while intoxicated when they were high school students in 1982, as “very compelling.”
Here’s a basic fact that hurts Judge Kavanaugh a lot: Why doesn’t he take a polygraph? Dr. Ford did it, ”Cuomo said at the time.
“If you don’t get a polygraph test, it’s the best,” she said, she said. “
Cuomo also urged then-President Donald Trump to “demand” that Kavanaugh take the exam and later called Kavanaugh’s confirmation “a sad day for this country.”
Cuomo’s office did not immediately respond Wednesday when asked if he would submit to a polygraph test regarding detailed claims made earlier that day by Lindsey Boylan, who resigned as his undersecretary for economic development and special counsel in 2018.
In an essay posted on Medium’s website, Boylan, now a Democratic nominee for president of the Manhattan borough, said he resigned after Cuomo kissed her “on the lips” without notice in his Manhattan office in early 2018.
He also accused Cuomo of saying, “Let’s play strip poker” during an October 2017 trip on his official plane.
Former state Senate staff member Erica Vladimer, whose force-kissing allegations against the then-senator. Jeff Klein (D-The Bronx) helped lead to their defeat in 2018, said: “To my knowledge, polygraph tests are not 100 percent accurate.”
“But if you look at it in the context of an elected official, not just that, but the governor of New York, who is up to the task and acting on his own words, then yes, he should be taking a polygraph test,” He said. saying.
“If this isn’t true, why don’t you go out and address it? Why, instead, is it hiding behind female personnel and flight manifestos? “
Cuomo, who denied Boylan’s allegations as “simply untrue” when he initially made them without details in December, did not hold a press conference Wednesday.
But her press secretary, Caitlin Girouard, said in a prepared statement: “As we said before, Ms. Boylan’s claims of inappropriate behavior are simply false.”
Girouard also released a joint statement from four current and former attendees – John Maggiore, Howard Zemsky, Dani Lever and Abbey Fashouer Collins – who said they joined Cuomo for the October 2017 flights on which Boylan was also a passenger.
“We were on each of these October flights and this conversation did not happen,” the statement said.