Cuomo ought to resign, however Trump supporters are hypocrites who’re calling for it.

The US MP Elise Stefanik wants the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, “to resign and be arrested immediately”. The New York Republican is outraged on behalf of the 11 women he has sexually molested, according to the Attorney General. “These brave women deserve quick and final justice,” says Stefanik.

How rich is that

It is imperative that Cuomo resign and, if the authorities deem it appropriate, he should be charged. This is a mainstream position: a Quinnipiac poll released Friday found that 70% of New York State voters felt he should step down and 55% said he should be charged with a crime.

What’s rich is that Stefanik passes judgment on Cuomo for selling her political soul to former President Donald Trump and the ethically, morally, legally, constitutionally, and sexually compromised mess of a party he leads. She got her managerial job – # 3 in the GOP House hierarchy – after Wyoming MP Liz Cheney was ousted for insufficient loyalty to Trump. Cheney had voted to indict him for his role in the fatal January 6 attack on the Capitol by violent Trump supporters.

Shameless defense of a bad actor

“We have to make sure that the law is equal. And whether you’re the most powerful elected official in New York State, laws apply to you just like any other New Yorker, ”Stefanik said of Cuomo Sunday on Fox News. But like most GOPs, it appears to support a separate justice system for Trump.

At least 19 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, from harassment to rape. He can be seen on a video discussing his preference for grabbing women by the P —-. And his former attorney Michael Cohen embroiled him in a plan to pay hush money to a porn actress and a former Playboy model in order to keep them silent about alleged affairs.

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That story didn’t stop Trump from following Cuomo at a New York fundraiser Thursday night. Trump said he had “real problems,” according to a report in the New York Post. Then he called three congressmen who said for the first time that Cuomo should resign months ago (Stefanik, Nicole Malliotakis and Claudia Tenney).

Trump sycophants have shamelessly defended a president who has been investigated beyond the sexual misconduct arena for obstruction of justice and many other violations of the law and the Constitution, and who has twice been charged with high crimes and misdemeanors – one of which is promoting the anti-American Uprising in the Capitol, where Congress wanted to cement Joe Biden’s 2020 victory for the presidency.

President Donald Trump and Rep. Elise Stefanik in Fort Drum, NY on August 13, 2018.

Stefanik, along with other GOP leaders, cynically blamed the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, for the January 6th “tragedy” and was one of the 147 Senators and members of the House of Representatives who voted against the state-approved election results that night . She also voted against a bipartisan commission investigating the uprising, defending Trump’s lies about the election and the fraud.

Particularly disturbing is that Stefanik represents Fort Drum in the rugged Adirondack Mountains. The 10th Mountain Division stationed there was the backbone of the American combat and training missions in Afghanistan during the 20 years in which we tried to instill in this country the value of becoming a democracy like ours – with voting rights, free elections and results that cannot be thrown out on the whim of an autocrat.

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When President Biden announced that we were leaving Afghanistan for good, Trump had instigated the first non-peaceful transfer of power in American history – less than two weeks after pressuring the Justice Department to label the election corrupt and “the rest of me and me.” the R. Congressman. ”But according to Rep. Lee Zeldin, RN.Y., it is Cuomo who is abusing his powers, disgraced and held accountable.

Some Conservatives cite former President Bill Clinton and his affair with a young White House intern as a parallel example of how Democrats are protecting their own. He clung to power in 1999, even though many of us privately wished he would step down. But that was a painful episode. Independent attorney Ken Starr’s investigation was a massive exaggeration that started with a real estate transaction and ended in sex, lies, and pain. In 2016, Starr praised Clinton’s empathy, philanthropy, and political prowess, and appeared to regret that “the inconvenience” had marked the former president’s legacy.

Galactic bile in sexual misconduct

The dominoes have kept falling since that era, by which I mean a number of Republicans have been exposed as hypocritical hypocrites when it comes to sex. It started with House Chairman Henry Hyde, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and his designated successor Robert Livingston married and having affairs or admitting as they worked to indict Clinton. The man who eventually got the job, Dennis Hastert, later pleaded guilty to a hush money case involving a former college student he sexually assaulted as a wrestling coach. Former Republican communications strategist Judi Hershman wrote last month that she was having an affair with Starr.

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Former Senator and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards stunned the Democrats in the post-Clinton era with a sensational scandal involving a woman with cancer, a young lover, a “love child” and a massive attempt at cover-up. The party later pushed Al Franken out of the Senate before investigating allegations against him.

This is not an exhaustive list or even a highlight role of transgressors in either party. But analysis by the Washington Post shows Republicans surrounded Democrats 22-17 in sex scandals from 1974 to 2014, and that was long before #MeToo, Senate candidate Roy Moore and Trump came on the scene.

I wrote on seven topics in February that, given their galactic cheek, Republicans are no longer eligible to pontificate. I can’t believe I left out sexual misconduct. Think of it as the eighth type of Republican lecture that the Democrats can completely ignore.

Jill Lawrence is USA TODAY Commentary Editor and author of The Art of the Political Deal: How Congress Beat the Odds and Broke Through Gridlock. Follow her on Twitter: @JillDLawrence

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