The leading female Democratic poll remained largely silent on Thursday over allegations of sexual harassment against the government. Andrew Quomo – Even though some have been vocal on the subject in the past.
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was among the elected officials who did not respond to requests for comment on claims made by former Cuomo colleague Lindsay Boylan.
Gillibrand’s reluctance to weigh in on the escorting scandal came despite advocating a “zero-tolerance” policy that helped force Minnesota’s Democrat Al Franken to resign from his Senate seat in 2017.
Vice President Kamala Harris, who also called for Franken to resign when he was a Senate co-worker from California, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and usually soluble Rep. Mum too after questioning the post.
Former New York senator and 2016 unsuccessful candidate Hillary Clinton did not respond to a similar request for comment, Fox News reports
Rep. Caroline Maloney (D-Manhattan) released a prepared statement in which she said “all survivors of the harassment and assault deserve to be heard and … their case has been thoroughly investigated.”
On the contrary, he Tweeted “#BelieveWomen” succeeds Brett Kavanaugh in the US Supreme Court, in support of Christine Blacy Ford during the Senate confirmation hearing on the 2018 nomination.
On Wednesday, Boylan accused Kuomo of kissing her “on the lips” without warning her during the October 2017 flight on her official state jet in 2018 and saying “let’s play strip” poker.
The claims went into detail about the allegations she first made in December in a series of tweets.
At the time, Cuomo denied the allegations “just not true.”
She has not personally addressed her latest allegations, but her press secretary, Katlin Girouard, said Wednesday, “As we said earlier, Ms. Boylan’s claims of inappropriate behavior are fairly straightforward.”
Girard also released a joint statement from four current and former colleagues – Johnny Magigor, Howard Zemsky, Dani Lever and AB Fashor Collins – who said he had joined Cuomo for the October 2017 flights on which Boylan was also a passenger .
“We were on each of these October flights and this conversation did not take place,” the statement said.