Kamala Harris Takes Heat For Silence On Cuomo Sexual Accusations; She Was An Outspoken Critic During Kavanaugh
The then senator earlier spoke strongly and crusaded against the nomination of now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over a similar allegation. She also issued a hardline stance against former Democratic Sen. Al Franken when he faced allegations of sexual misconduct.
Former White House Assistant Press Secretary Karoline Leavitt called out Harris’ double-standards and said her “feminism” stance during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings were nothing but a “farce.”
Kamala ascended to VPOTUS by lauding herself as a feminist & champion for women & girls
Now, as the most powerful woman in America, she remains silent on an egregious sexual assault scandal because it's against a political ally
Feminism is a farce.https://t.co/R6NqX7Cnbs
— Karoline Leavitt (@kc_leavitt) March 11, 2021
“Kamala ascended to VPOTUS by lauding herself as a feminist [and] champion for women [and] girls,” Leavitt, who is now communications director for Rep. Elise Stefanik (New York), wrote on Twitter.
“Now, as the most powerful woman in America, she remains silent on an egregious sexual assault scandal because it’s against a political ally … Feminism is a farce.”
Jeanine Pirro, conservative host at Fox News, also blasted VP Harris — not just for her silence but also choosing to ignore questions related to the Cuomo scandal while speaking with reporters.
“She is a fraud, a phony, a woman without a moral core,” Pirro said. “A woman who stands up for all women unless they are accusing a member of her political party unless it works to her political benefit. …this is certainly not the kind of woman we need running this country as President.”
"A woman who stands up for all women unless they are accusing a member of her political party unless it works to her political benefit…this is certainly not the kind of woman we need running this country as President." #CLOSINGSTATEMENT pic.twitter.com/9Prc65Gg9M
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 14, 2021
On Wednesday, the Democratic vice president spoke briefly with reporters about the administration’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. As the event wrapped-up, a reporter asked Harris for comment regarding the widening sexual harassment scandal against Cuomo — already weeks after the first allegation came out.
“Madame Vice President, do you have any comment on Gov. Cuomo?” the reporter asked. Without answering, the once vocal critic of Kavanaugh, just walked out of the briefing room.
— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) March 10, 2021
Lindsey Boylan, the first woman to accuse Governor Cuomo of sexual harassment, also blasted Harris and President Joe Biden’s response in a now-deleted tweet.
“The governor has denied all wrongdoing,” Boylan said. “He got on his platform today and said ‘there are many motivations of why people do things.’ He is calling up hate and speculation to be directed to his accusers. All harm and hate directed at the women sits squarely on @NYGovCuomo.”
The governor has denied all wrongdoing. He got on his platform today and said “there are many motivations of why people do things.”
He is calling up hate and speculation to be directed to his accusers. All harm and hate directed at the women sits squarely on @NYGovCuomo.
— Lindsey Boylan (@LindseyBoylan) March 12, 2021
Reports said, she however, deleted the next part of her tweet pertaining to Harris and Biden.
“It also calls into question the judgment and courage of both @POTUS and @KamalaHarris,” Boylan added in a now deleted second tweet.
But this is not the first time that Boylan fired strongly-worded statements against the Democratic President and VP. Earlier in March, she tweeted that the public was “seeing blue trolls harass me and other survivors” because Biden, Harris and other New York Democrats were “supporting it with their silence.”
In a separate tweet, Boylan blasted national leaders who continue to remain silent — saying this goes to show that they don’t care about women.
“If you are a national leader asked to weigh in on @NYGovCuomo and you do not call for his resignation at this point, you do not care about women’s equality,” she said.
If you are a national leader asked to weigh in on @NYGovCuomo and you do not call for his resignation at this point, you do not care about women’s equality.
— Lindsey Boylan (@LindseyBoylan) March 14, 2021
Top Democrats including President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have both passed up an opportunity to call for Cuomo’s resignation amidst multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
“I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us,” Biden said on Sunday.
Speaker Pelosi made a similar remark.
“I think we should see the results of the investigation,” the second most powerful woman in the US government said on an ABC News ‘This Week’ interview.
“And what I’m saying is the governor should look inside his heart — he loves New York — to see if he can govern effectively. I think we should see the results of the investigation,” she added.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) should resign:
He “should look in his heart — he loves New York — and see if he can govern effectively.” pic.twitter.com/nSTTRyKpSk
— The Recount (@therecount) March 14, 2021
Despite calls from lawmakers across party lines for Cuomo to step-down, the Democratic governor has continued to deny allegations against him and apologized for making anyone feel “uncomfortable.”
Cuomo, however, vowed not to submit to “cancel culture” which he said is behind calls for him to resign.
As Biden appears non-committal to pushing for Cuomo’s resignation, and VP Harris holding on to her silence on the issue, Press Secretary Jen Psaki has been making responses to questions about Cuomo both referencing Harris and Biden.
“The New York attorney general is pursuing, of course, an independent investigation against Governor Cuomo. And that is appropriate. And the president believes that’s appropriate. As does the vice president,” Psaki has said.
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