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Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York.

ALBANY, New York, (LifeSiteNews) – On August 3, New York Attorney General Letitia James released a bombshell 156-page report on Gov. Andrew Cuomo, detailing a lengthy, independent investigation concluding that the Cuomo is guilty of serial sexual harassment. According to James, investigators had found that the governor “sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and non-consensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women” while retaliating against at least one accuser.

Cuomo struck back with a long report compiled by his attorney attempting to defend himself against each accusation, which bizarrely included a number of photos of other high-profile politicians hugging and touching people, including President Joe Biden, who called on Cuomo to resign in the wake of the report. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has also called on Cuomo to resign. Mariann Wang, attorney for two of Cuomo’s alleged victims, scoffed at Cuomo’s attempts to justify his actions.

“He is being manipulative, as he always has been,” Wang stated. “He is not being accused of being a kindly but gentlemanly boss. And the women who experience his unwanted sexual touching are not fools, as he apparently thinks they are. He is found by independent investigators to have touched women in their intimate body parts and routinely demeaned the women who work with him by treating them as sexual objects. He touched a woman’s breast, another woman’s stomach and the back of her neck and spine, he grabbed multiple women’s backsides or buttocks. These are not charming expressions of affection. They were sexual. He knew that when he did it, and the women experienced this as unwanted sexual touching. He’s been found to have been doing this for years.”

In fact, the investigation—which included interviews with 179 people—concluded that Cuomo had broken both state and federal law, although it included no recommendations as to whether he should be prosecuted. The investigation had originally been triggered by accusations from nine women, and the governor himself gave eleven hours of testimony under oath. He is flatly denying the worst of the accusations, while insisting that the others are simply misread but harmless expressions of physical affection.

Cuomo has made it clear thus far that he will not resign and plans to fight the allegations with everything in his power. The scion of the powerful Democrat family doesn’t have any other choice if he wishes to preserve his career—to resign under these circumstances would be the death knell of his legacy, if he indeed has any legacy left. Many political watchers highlighted once again Cuomo’s decision to open long-term care homes to COVID-19 patients, resulting in the deaths of thousands of vulnerable elderly men and women. Cuomo’s administration had panicked in the wake of the skyrocketing death toll and had attempted to hide the numbers from the public.

As conservative commentator Ben Shapiro scathingly put it: “Cuomo came to grab [butt] and kill the elderly and he’s all out of elderly.”

Cuomo has long been a feminist hero, consistently garnering the support of major “women’s rights” groups for his relentless abortion advocacy. It was Andrew Cuomo, after all, who legalized abortion up until birth in the state and lit up New York landmarks in pink to celebrate his expansion of feticide. In fact, Cuomo has fallen back on the longstanding Democrat deal with feminists in his defence, marshaling his work on these files as a defence. Unlike Clinton, he admits to nothing. Like Clinton, many feminists have remained quiet—even in the #MeToo era—rather than attack an ally in the abortion wars.

In fact, in response to this report, Brett Kavanaugh is again trending on Twitter and furious Democrats attempt a vigorous round of whataboutism in response to these allegations against their hero. Kavanaugh was never even placed by witnesses at the same party as his accuser; Cuomo is working overtime to explain how his alleged victims simply interpreted his words and actions incorrectly. But this indicates, once again, that much of sexual politics is all about abortion. Kavanaugh was sandbagged for (purportedly) being pro-life; Cuomo has gotten a pass for as long as he has for being pro-abortion.

In fact, Cuomo’s brother CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has also gotten a pass for helping the governor craft his public response to his accusers and urging him not to resign—the Washington Post reported that he told his mother to deny all accusations and labeled them an outbreak of “cancel culture.” CNN has decided that this is acceptable for one of their hosts, so it turns out that they believe all women unless the accused happens to be an ideological ally.

Cuomo has also attempted to portray these accusations as, in part, politically motivated attacks. But it is not Republicans who accused Cuomo; it is not Republicans who brought forward the complaints; it is a Democratic president who has called on Cuomo to resign. Cuomo is being called out and brought down by women who worked for him and supported him precisely because of his progressive credentials. Cuomo attempted to present himself as a uniquely powerful and effective Democrat. He turns out to be the same old Clintonian breed we’re all so familiar with.

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.