“The View” co-host Meghan McCain spoke Thursday about the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
To date, three women have charged the Democrat with three terms of sexual harassment or making inappropriate advances.
“Now I understand that I acted in a way that made people uncomfortable,” Cuomo told reporters at a news conference Wednesday. “It wasn’t intentional, and I sincerely and deeply apologize for it. I feel really bad about it and frankly I’m ashamed of it. I never touched anyone inappropriately.”
McCain commented Thursday that it’s time to “stick a fork” in Cuomo’s political career before criticizing Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, DN.Y., for what McCain called a double standard in his response to allegations of sexual harassment. against powerful men.
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In 2018, Gillibrand strongly opposed the nomination of now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, especially after Christine Blasey Ford made sexual misconduct allegations against him.
“Enough is enough. A credible sexual assault claim should have been too much to win a lifetime Supreme Court appointment and make decisions that will affect the lives of millions of women for generations. Two is a shame. Time for a new one. nominated “. Gillibrand said at the time.
Gillibrand was also the first Democratic senator to call for the then senator’s resignation. Al Franken from Minnesota in the midst of his own sexual misconduct scandal.
“Kirsten Gillibrand, yes, quote, ‘one critical assault complaint is enough’, as you said, and as Joy [Behar] keep pointing with Al Franken, “McCain began,” why is a statement good enough for Brett Kavanaugh and Al Franken, but not good enough for Cuomo? “
“He’s very quiet, very quiet, Senator. You have nothing to say about this … The hypocrisy can last all day, but I’m so sick of Cuomo.”
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In a series of statements, Gillibrand has said that Cuomo’s allegations of offensive behavior are “serious and deeply disturbing” and that the three women “who have come forward have shown tremendous courage.” She has called the allegations against Cuomo “completely unacceptable” and called for a full investigation, but stopped short of demanding his resignation.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., has also been silent on whether or not Cuomo should resign.
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“The accusations that have been made … are serious [and] very disturbing, “he said, according to The Hill.” I have always believed that sexual harassment is not acceptable and should not be tolerated. “
New York State Attorney General Letitia James, a fellow Democrat, took control of an investigation into the governor’s actions on Sunday.
Associated Press contributed to this report..