Clinton Breaks Silence on Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Cuomo

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is breaking her silence on sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).

“These stories are difficult to read, and the allegations brought forth raise serious questions that the women who have come forward and all New Yorkers deserve answers to. I’m glad to see that there will be a full, independent, and thorough investigation,” Clinton said in a statement.

Cuomo is now facing sexual harassment allegations from two of his former aides.

Former aides Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett both accused Cuomo of unwanted sexual advances.

The governor released a statement on Sunday where he apologized for his behavior, as IJR reported.

“I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended. I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that,” he said.

Cuomo denied the allegations and said, “I never inappropriately touched anybody, and I never propositioned anybody, and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke out about the matter in a statement to Fox News, as IJR reported.

“The women who have come forward with serious and credible charges against Governor Cuomo deserve to be heard and to be treated with dignity,” Pelosi said.

She continued, “The independent investigation must have due process and respect for everyone involved.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) suggested more individuals may come forward about Cuomo’s alleged behavior.

“I don’t know why he has done these things he has done over the years, but he has,” de Blasio said during a press conference on Monday.

He added, “And I think more and more people are going to be talking about what they have experienced. And I think as people see more and more evidence, it’s going to be clear this is not the way any leader should treat anybody.”

Cuomo gave New York Attorney General Letitia James the go-ahead on Monday to investigate the allegations.

“Today, the executive chamber transmitted a referral letter to our office, providing us the authority to move forward with an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment claims made against Governor Cuomo,” James said in a statement.

She continued, “This is not a responsibility we take lightly as allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously.”

Responses

  1. Hillary is not qualified to opine on sexual harassment. She is an enabler.

  2. Just a short blurb by Clinton chastising Bill. I mean Cuomo.
    Just enough to get her name in the headline.

  3. didn’t she and bill take trips to the sex island…. and why does bill like sex with other women.. he don’t like the hill billy

    1. Difficult to read? Like Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Leslie Milwee? Can’t make this stuff up

      1. Is the list of accusers of Donald J Trump EASIER for you to read: Ivanka Trump, Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crooks, Samantha Holvey, Jessica Drake, Jennifer Murphy, Juliet Huddy, Summer Zervos, Cassandra Searles, Alva Johnson, E. Jean Carroll, Amy Dorris, Kristin Anderson, Jill Harth, Lisa Boyne, Mariah Billado, Victoria Hughes, Temple Taggart, Cathy Heller, Karena Virginia, Karen Johnson, Tasha Dixon, Bridget Sullivan, Melinda McGillivray, Natasha Stoynoff??

        1. Why all the whataboutism? I thought this article was about Hillary talking about Cuomo, not Trump. Sounds to me like you’re holding onto the past. Maybe stick to the relevance of the topic.

          1. Well G. She was responding to Big Macs list of accusers, who btw, just happen to be Democrats. Didn’t realize that sexual harassment was a political partisan “thing”. I’m pretty sure there’s perverts on both sides…

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