Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, probe finds
Good morning Americans,
An investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women and retaliated against one of his accusers. The probe’s findings spurred calls for the governor’s resignation or impeachment. Cuomo remained defiant in the face of the report, saying that he “never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.” The nearly five-month investigation concluded that the 11 women told the truth about Cuomo inappropriately touching them or making comments about their appearance or sex lives. Among the accusers is a state trooper on Cuomo’s security detail. Additionally, the probe found that the governor’s administration was a hostile work environment “rife with fear and intimidation.”
Despite Cuomo’s defiance, President Joe Biden led bipartisan calls for the governor to resign in light of the investigation. “I think he should resign,” Biden said. “I understand that the state legislature may decide to impeach. I don’t know that for a fact. I’ve not read all that data.” Ahead of Biden’s comments, the White House’s press secretary spoke about the “abhorrent” findings. “I don’t know that anyone could have watched this morning and not found the allegations to be abhorrent. I know I certainly did,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
After letting the previous moratorium expire over the weekend, the Biden administration is expected to announce a new 60-day eviction moratorium in areas of the country with high or substantial transmission of Covid-19. President Biden said the new moratorium will likely face legal challenges, but it’s worth the risk if it allows Americans extra time to access emergency rental funds. “At a minimum, by the time it gets litigated, it will probably give some additional time while we’re getting that $45 billion out to people who are in fact behind in the rent and don’t have the money,” Biden said.
A Pentagon police officer was killed during a “shooting event” near the Department of Defense headquarters Tuesday morning. The officer was stabbed by the suspect, who was shot and killed by law enforcement. As of this reporting, the connection between the two incidents has not been made clear. The officer’s identity has not been made public. “The scene is secure. And most importantly, there’s no continuing threat to our community,” Pentagon Chief Woodrow Kusse said. Kusse confirmed that the FBI is investigating the situation.
Florida hit 11,515 hospitalizations due to Covid-19, marking the third consecutive day that the state broke its record. Over 2,000 patients are currently in intensive care. Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to push for Floridians to get their vaccines, as data shows that fewer people are dying from the virus. More than 10 million people in the Sunshine State are fully vaccinated. “Even among a lot of positive tests, you are seeing much less mortality than you did year-over-year,” DeSantis said. “Would I rather have 5,000 cases among 20-year-olds or 500 cases among seniors? I would rather have the younger.”
A Frontier Airlines passenger was taped to his seat after allegedly groping two flight attendants and punching another. Maxwell Berry, 22, reportedly groped two flight attendants, who asked a third crew member for help. Berry then struck the flight attendant in the face “with a closed fist.” According to a police report, the third flight attendant and “nearby passengers” restrained Berry “and had to tape him down to the seat and tie him with a seatbelt extender” for the rest of the flight. Berry was arrested at Miami International Airport. The incident marks another in the long line of violence and unruly passenger reports this year.
- Cuomo defiant after probe says he sexually harassed 11 women
- Biden calls on Cuomo to quit after damning sexual harassment report
- Biden administration expected to announce limited, targeted eviction moratorium likely to last until early October
- Pentagon police officer killed in attack outside Department of Defense headquarters
- Florida becomes epicenter of COVID-19 surge
- Frontier Airlines passenger taped to seat after allegedly groping, attacking flight attendants