What, Me Worry? Pictures Show Cuomo Relaxing By Pool As Impeachment Proceedings Loom
01:00 GMT 06.08.2021 (Updated: 20:40 GMT 08.08.2021)
New York-based law firm David Polk & Wardwell LLP, hired to conduct the investigation, is putting the finishing touches on the case and has requested that the governor, accused of sexually harassing nearly a dozen female co-workers, submit any evidence or materials he may have by the end of next week.
Without admitting any guilt and having no intention of retiring voluntarily, Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided to rest in the executive mansion, photos shared online showed on Thursday.
Calmly looking through some documents with an alleged secretary is probably the only way for the governor to relax while accused of 11 cases of sexual harassment.
Netizens have shared their own thoughts, mocking the pictures.
Hopefully he’s preparing his resignation speech!— Balu Puppy (@balupuppy) August 5, 2021
Please let him slide down the slide in sweatpants with tears in his eyes.— Jerimiah (@JSlanderz) August 5, 2021
Cuomo has allegedly stopped coming to work since Wednesday, made no official announcements, and instead just hides in the mansion, spending time with close allies.
The impeachment proceedings come after New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced on Tuesday that a months-long investigation into allegations against the 63-year-old Cuomo concluded that he harassed at least 11 women colleagues, including younger ones, in violation of state and federal law. The investigation also revealed that he and a senior aide attempted to retaliate against the victims.