New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) went on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday to through New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) under the bus once again, this time saying that he is “in the way of us saving lives” because he is busy dealing with multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him, which has distracted him from handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
When asked directly if Cuomo should resign, de Blasio replied, “I think he’ll try to hold out Margaret. I think he is used to getting things his way, and it’s been almost an imperial governorship. But I gotta tell you, the folks in this state and political leadership don’t believe in him anymore. He doesn’t have any credibility.”
“So I think an impeachment proceeding will begin,” the mayor continued. “And I think he will be impeached, and perhaps right before that, he’ll decide to resign. That’s probably the most likely outcome right now, but I got to tell you something. He should resign right now because he’s holding up our effort to fight COVID. He’s literally in the way of us saving lives right now.”
“He just needs to resign so we can actually turn the page. And- and look, it’s an optimistic time as you started out this morning,” de Blasio added. “It’s an optimistic time. We got to put the past behind us. Andrew Cuomo can’t lead us into the future. We’ve got the people of the state ready to reopen, but we need to get him out of the way to do it.”
This comes days after de Blasio publicly turned on Cuomo and called on him to resign.
“It sickened me, it sickened me,” de Blasio said of the claims against Cuomo. “The thought of a powerful man trying to take advantage of his power, intimidate a young woman and just the sense that he was treating her … like she was his property. Just disgusting, creepy.”
“It is disgusting to me. And he can no longer serve as governor. It’s as simple as that,” he added.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio blasts Gov. Andrew Cuomo then calls for him to resign.
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