Abandoned by His Allies

Andrew Cuomo has been Abandoned by His Allies. With each passing day yet another former supporter is spurning him. Fellow Democrats Carl Heastie and Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who effectively control the Legislature, have pulled the plug and are calling for his resignation. So too are long time backers Senators Charles Schumer and Kristin Gillibrand. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a left leaning pol, is similarly urging him to quit. A majority of the Democrats in the Assembly and Senate, along with all the Republicans, are now advocating impeachment. The spectacular reversal of fortune is of his own creation. His own people are turning on him. Years of arrogance and abuse are being met with a backlash. His heavy handed tactics no longer work. He has violated the trust that New Yorkers put in him. There is no way he could govern even if he somehow held on to office. Abandoned by those he thought were friends, he is alone to Face the Music.

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