Former New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is considering his next political move, according to Politico.
“In interviews with a dozen former aides and allies, they characterized the three-term governor as still stewing over what he believes was his forced resignation, and they say he’s been conferring with some of them to determine his best course,” according to the report.
“I do expect you’ll be hearing from the governor relatively soon on this issue,” Cuomo’s lawyer Rita Glavin said. “I can’t give you the date, but I know he’s planning to make some comments.”
The plans appear shocking after the events of the past year. Cuomo resigned just months ago after an investigation regarding multiple women who had accused him of sexual harassment, including while he was in office.
In addition to his own involvement in the scandal, his brother Chris Cuomo, who worked at CNN, was later fired after it as discovered he had both advised Andrew regarding the scandal and had sought information on the alleged victims to give his brother an advantage.
This scandal was not a little “oops,” but an ongoing problem within Andrew Cuomo’s years in office that led to him leaving due to concerns over otherwise being impeached from office.
The sex scandal was in addition to revelations that while Governor, Andrew Cuomo had intentionally lied to the public by giving lower numbers regarding the number of New Yorkers who died in the state’s nursing homes from COVID-19.
You would think Cuomo would be happy he’s not behind bars after his years of creepy activities and lies as Governor of New York. But he can’t seem to let the power go. He’s looking for another shot at political office, including the potential of running for Congress now that he’s in one of the redistricted areas that would give him a shot at being elected to the House.
The crazy part is that he could have a shot at winning. The district is heavily Democrat, so the battle would be regarding the primary rather than the November election. If he could access the $13 million still in his campaign funds and make a quick push, who knows? If New York can elect radical socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then maybe Cuomo can make a comeback.
But let’s hope he doesn’t. It was bad enough when he was ruling as a tyrant over his own state. If he ended up in the House or someday in the Senate, he could wield his ugly power in ways that impact all 50 states through leftist legislation.
Thankfully, there are some people in New York that still hold onto conservative American values. Republican Elise Stefanik has served as a leader in this regard, fighting against Cuomo, and now Gov. Kathy Hochul over government overreach and mask mandates and vaccine requirements in the state.
The new effort may appear a long-shot, but many believe Cuomo is serious about running for office again soon.