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Damaged Dam? NBC Press Panel Shocked By Cuomo, ABCer Requires Ouster

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Had the dam lastly damaged? Whereas CBS was the lone broadcast network hold out hiding the newest sexual harassment allegation in opposition to Governor Chris Cuomo on their major programs on Sunday, the panels on ABC’s This Week and NBC’s Meet the Press have been shocked and disgusted, with one Democratic panelist saying it was time him to go.

CBS Information did have a nine-minute lengthy phase on Cuomo’s many scandals and allegations of misconduct, it was sadly relegated to their online streaming service CBSN. In distinction, the opposite broadcast Sunday discuss reveals made positive they cowl it.

Proper in the course of Meet the Press, moderator Chuck Todd shifted gears and immediately introduced up the sexual harassment allegations in opposition to the embattled Governor. And after studying from Cuomo’s assertion responding to allegations of his second accuser, Charlotte Bennett, Todd appeared legitimately disgusted by what Cuomo appeared to confess to (Click on “develop”):

“When she got here to me and opened up about being a sexual assault survivor and the way it formed her and her ongoing efforts to create a corporation that empowered her voice to assist different survivors, I attempted to be supportive and useful. Ms. Bennett’s preliminary impression was proper: I used to be making an attempt to be a mentor to her. I by no means made developments towards Ms. Bennett nor did I ever intend to behave in any means that was inappropriate. The very last thing I ever wished was to make her really feel any of the issues which might be being reported.”

Carol Lee, that assertion to me was fairly eyebrow-raising of itself. As a result of it appeared to substantiate not less than among the substance and definitely to carry up her personal sexual assault, appeared to be extremely inappropriate.

NBC White Home correspondent Carol Lee additionally appeared shocked by Cuomo’s assertion, saying: “And it’s totally completely different and stands out from statements we have seen from officers up to now who’ve been accused of comparable allegations, the place there’s an outright denial. That is by no means, as you level out, what we see right here.”

Todd then turned to Washington Publish columnist Eugene Robinson to reply whether or not or not Cuomo may survive “this Democratic Get together of 2021.” He wasn’t positive, saying: “It is form of powerful proper now.”

Robinson went on to nearly mock Cuomo for what he stated to Bennett:

Look, I have been in administration, proper? And I’ve managed and mentored feminine subordinates and have carried out so with none reference to their intercourse lives. In order that’s form of — that needs to be a no brainer, and it ought to have been a no brainer years and years and years in the past, and it actually is now. So, it is a drawback for him.

“Yeah, I believe it is a large one,” Todd concluded.

And because the powerhouse roundtable was nearing the tip of its dialogue on ABC’s This Week, chief anchor George Stephanopoulos made time to particularly speak about Cuomo’s scandals. “Proper earlier than we go, I do wish to ask you about Andrew Cuomo. We noticed these headlines this morning. A second individual’s come ahead with sexual harassment allegations. Can he survive this,” he requested Democrat commentator Yvette Simpson.

In her response, Simpson stated “that is simply one other shoe to drop” and known as for Cuomo’s ouster:

No, he should not. I imply, truthfully, when you consider somebody who’s able of energy like this. And we all know, we have been right here earlier than. We have had these conversations round this desk. And also you reap the benefits of your relationship with ladies – And I imagine these ladies. I all the time stand with ladies. Then you definitely shouldn’t be able of authority. And truthfully, Andrew Cuomo has had a really, very dangerous couple weeks with the difficulty with COVID and the nursing house services.

From there, the remainder of the panel known as for an unbiased investigation. “It needs to be a sturdy and clear course of. Not one which he got here up with,” scoffed former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, referring to Cuomo’s hand-picked investigator.

It is perhaps cliché, however solely time will inform how a lot stress the liberal media will placed on Cuomo and the way lengthy the story stays within the cycle.

The transcripts are under, click on “develop” to learn:

ABC’s This Week
February 28, 2021
9:47:23 a.m. Japanese

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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Proper earlier than we go, I do wish to ask you about Andrew Cuomo. We noticed these headlines this morning. A second individual’s come ahead with sexual harassment allegations. Can he survive this?

YVETTE SIMPSON: No, he should not. I imply, truthfully, when you consider somebody who’s able of energy like this. And we all know, we have been right here earlier than. We have had these conversations round this desk. And also you reap the benefits of your relationship with ladies – And I imagine these ladies. I all the time stand with ladies. Then you definitely shouldn’t be able of authority. And truthfully, Andrew Cuomo has had a really, very dangerous couple weeks with the difficulty with COVID and the nursing house services. And that is simply one other shoe to drop.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Rahm.

RAHM EMANUEL: To the core query. One is, ladies have to be heard by all of us.

SIMPSON: All of us.

EMANUEL: Respect and to have the capability to step guard and be listened to. Second, it needs to be a sturdy and clear course of. Not one which he got here up with.

SIMPSON: Proper.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So, the legal professional common.

EMANUEL: The legal professional common, no matter it’s. However it has to be-

[Crosstalk]

EMANUEL: Simply maintain on. It has to have legitimacy. And proper now, what it’s, is the method itself is being questioned, not to mention what occurred. And for everyone concerned provided that’s a governor, et cetera, it wants sturdy transparency and a course of that has legitimacy in no matter it concluded. And other people have to have area to say what they imagine occurred to them and now we have to respect that area.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Alice.

ALICE STEWART: And I believe the important thing, Yvette is correct, that is actually troubling. We’re listening to from key Democrats, Jerry Nadler says that is very troubling. And we’s have state Senators, one calling him a monster and he should go.

And the important thing factor is, as Rahm stated, these ladies needs to be heard, we must always take heed to them, they need to have the atmosphere and the area to talk. Additionally the notion of due course of for the accused however what we’re seeing is as a substitute of remoted allegations potential for a sample of conduct, which may be very disturbing. And an aggressive investigation must ensue.

STEPHANOPOULOS: 30 seconds.

CHRIS CHISTIE: Pay attention, I agree with what all people stated about individuals and the ladies on this occasion having to be heard. These are very severe issues. However I additionally wish to warning. , there are lot of people that jumped to conclusions on Brett Kavanaugh and what occurred there. And I believe we have to hear from governor Cuomo, we’d like to have the ability to hear from him, he must have a possibility to say what occurred from his perspective.

STEPHANOPOULOS: And he’s denied the allegations.

CHRISTIE: Proper.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Impartial investigation?

CHRISTIE: Completely.

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NBC’s Meet the Press
February 28, 2021
11:01:53 a.m. Japanese

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CHUCK TODD: I wish to shift gears right here to the brand new allegation in opposition to Andrew Cuomo. A second girl has come out indicating that Governor Cuomo made her really feel uncomfortable in some ways. Right here’s his assertion from final night time whereby an odd – he principally confirms not less than among the substance of the conversations that they had.

“When she got here to me and opened up about being a sexual assault survivor and the way it formed her and her ongoing efforts to create a corporation that empowered her voice to assist different survivors, I attempted to be supportive and useful. Ms. Bennett’s preliminary impression was proper: I used to be making an attempt to be a mentor to her. I by no means made developments towards Ms. Bennett nor did I ever intend to behave in any means that was inappropriate. The very last thing I ever wished was to make her really feel any of the issues which might be being reported.”

Carol Lee, that assertion to me was fairly eyebrow-raising of itself. As a result of it appeared to substantiate not less than among the substance and definitely to carry up her personal sexual assault, appeared to be extremely inappropriate.

CAROL LEE: Yeah, Chuck. And it’s totally completely different and stands out from statements we have seen from officers up to now who’ve been accused of comparable allegations, the place there’s an outright denial. That is by no means, as you level out, what we see right here.

And that is one thing that Democrats are going to be requested about, the White Home goes to be requested about. I spoke with White Home officers this morning who stated, ‘Look, all people who comes ahead deserves to be heard. We assist an unbiased assessment.’

And that is simply one other occasion the place significantly with Governor Cuomo, the place they’re having to reply questions on his conduct in workplace. Previous to this, there have been earlier allegations and there was his dealing with of nursing properties. So, it is actually one thing that sounds prefer it may finally lead someplace. And this unbiased assessment will clearly see that by. But additionally one thing the place there’s somewhat hands-off strategy from the White Home.

TODD: Gene Robinson, I imply, this Democratic Get together of 2021, are you able to think about Andrew Cuomo surviving in it?

EUGENE ROBINSON: It is form of powerful proper now. Look, I have been in administration, proper? And I’ve managed and mentored feminine subordinates and have carried out so with none reference to their intercourse lives. In order that’s form of — that needs to be a no brainer, and it ought to have been a no brainer years and years and years in the past, and it actually is now. So, it is a drawback for him.

TODD: Yeah, I believe it is a large one.

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