Andrew Cuomo: A Tale of Two Standards

By Olivia Murray

Published: August 5, 2021 Noon EST

(1 minute read)

In recent years, viral movements like #MeToo and #BelieveSurvivors have garnered global attention, bringing to light the sexual victimization of women (in particular) that has permeated every institution.

Just two days ago, the New York Attorney General’s office released the findings of an independent report investigating allegations made against Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Attorney General Letitia James concluded Cuomo “sexually harassed multiple women,” subsequently engaged in “retaliatory behavior,” and in doing so, “broke the law.” 

Now, Cuomo has long been a prominent virtue signaler with his hardline stance against sexual assault. He backed Christine Blasey Ford during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, and even called for full investigations into her flimsy allegations. 

Yet, in typical fashion of the Democrat establishment, Cuomo is defiant and played down his aggressive and illegal sexual advances. In a 15-minute video, he addresses the viral photo of him forcibly grabbing a visibly uncomfortable young woman before he kisses her, and excuses his predatory behavior stating “he does it with everyone.”

Strangely enough, he addresses “double standards” in his taped response, yet fails to see his own flagrant hypocrisy. 

François de La Rochefoucauld is famously quoted as saying “Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.” A hypocrite publicly proclaims what he knows to be moral and right, while acting in a contradictory manner. 

Andrew Cuomo is a hypocrite to the highest degree. He excoriated the alleged maltreatment of women by President Trump and Brett Kavanaugh, yet whitewashes the verified and credible allegations against himself.