Andrew Cuomo, the Former Democrat New York Governor, spoke up to lash out at a few of the other politicians he had thought of as his “political friends” before his scandal ended up destroying his political career and bringing a swift and early end to his stint in office.
Cuomo took part in an interview with the New York Post, and he claimed that even the people he was sure would have had his back seemed to quickly drop him and wash their hands of the whole affair as soon as he ran into what he called some roadblocks.
“Nobody. It was tough. Traumatizing,” expressed Cuomo, when asked about who had stood by him throughout his time of trouble. “Biden, a friend 20 years, not knowing details, immediately said about me, ‘He’s got to go.’ Biden had troubles years before and I stood by him. Gave him the benefit of the doubt. It was heartbreaking to see him trash me without reading one page, making one phone call.”
The one-time governor expressed more or less the same sentiment regarding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Kirsten Gillbrand (D-NY), and even people such as former President Barack Obama.
“Pelosi? Please. I know her 30 years. Her daughter worked for me,” stated Cuomo. “Obama? He’s been tough. When troubles come you like to think you’re different. You’re not. Enemies and haters accumulate. Schumer, Gillibrand, pals working in the state, friends I respected, fell like dominos.
Cuomo continued on in his statements to express that they had deserted him due to the fact that they had thought he had lost his “power” and could not end up being a political advantage to them.
“Lose your power and heartless politicians read the tea leaves. You’re dead. Over. Pols grab another piece of meat. The phrase ‘political friends’ is an oxymoron,” he explained.
He did take a bit of time to admit his own fairly gruff persona could have been a factor in their overt willingness to outright abandon him, claiming, “OK, I’m not warm and fuzzy. What politician is? Maybe my duality started when my father was no longer governor. I saw him hurt. His vulnerabilities exposed. They broke his heart. The press next crucified me, his campaign manager kid. So I learned then not to expose a weakness or show your inner self. You know why? It gets used against you. A reaction becomes ‘Now we know where to hurt you.’”
However, the former governor — who had been forced to resign because of the bevy of accusations concerning sexual misconduct and assault laid against him in addition to inquiries conering how he had dealt with the nursing homes throughout the COVID pandemic — made it crystal clear that he had not, at all, given up on a possible career in politics.
“Look, my interest is public service. There are no term limits so I can make another go in four years. I’m someone who delivers. And who knows, could be there’s nobody to beat me. Also who knows — maybe by then I’ll be sweeter,” he finished in the interview.