American media ABC, NBC, and CBS ignore sexual harassment claims against Gov Andrew Cuomo during Wednesday evening news programs. Also declining to address the scandal are CNN, MSNBC.
According to transcripts of ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC’S Nightly News, and CBS’S Evening News, there is no mention of Cuomo. He is facing calls for his resignation and impeachment after being accused of failing to report all deaths from coronavirus in state nursing homes. This comes after his order that these facilities accept coronavirus-positive patients.
Lindsay Boylan, Cuomo’s former deputy secretary for economic development and special advisor, alleged. On Wednesday, in an essay published on Medium, the governor went “out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arm, legs,” kissing her on the lips. He suggested that they “play strip poker” during a plane ride.
In the wake of twin scandals, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) called for Cuomo’s resignation.
Boylan’s allegations come as Cuomo’s administration is under investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn after the reports of withholding nursing home data due to concerns that the figures could “be used against us” in federal investigations, said the governor’s top aid.