Even NPR Seen Sen. Gillibrand Will not Speak About Cuomo #MeToo Second
On Friday, National Public Radio covered Governor Andrew Cuomo’s growing scandals, and as they discussed Lindsey Boylan’s allegations of sexual harassment, reporter Sally Herships noted that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s office gave her a “no comment” treatment. This is the same Gillibrand who evicted Senator Al Franken from office for sexual harassment.
When it came to Franconia, Gillibrand had to go on Facebook: “I think it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of abuse of women in our society is not acceptable if you step aside, to let someone else serve. ”
NPR anchor Ari Shapiro asked how the Democrats deal with Cuomo. He will only address these allegations as the Democrats and their supporting media harden.
SHAPIRO: And what do Democratic lawmakers in New York say? Are you part of the drive to oust the governor?
HERSHIPS: Yes and no. And this is where things get interesting. In addition to the underreported deaths in nursing homes, Lindsey Boylan, a former adjutant, posted a post on Medium on Wednesday alleging that Cuomo sexually molested her. He has reportedly denied these allegations. She says he suggested they play strip poker, that he kiss her on the mouth. While the state’s Democratic lawmakers have been very vocal about the deaths in nursing homes, it is interesting to note that a powerful lawmaker has largely remained silent about the new allegations. This is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. I wrote to her office earlier today to ask if she would assist an investigation into the sexual harassment allegations and I have not yet received a response.
The New York Post reported that Gillibrand admitted on Thursday that he had not read Boylan’s account on Medium:
“I haven’t read her allegations or her post, her middle post,” Gillibrand told reporters when he called on Thursday afternoon, the day after Cuomo prosecutor Lindsey Boylan came forward and sparked widespread media coverage.
“But as I said, everyone has the right to speak up, tell their truth and be heard. And that goes for them and that goes for Governor Cuomo too. “
The latest New York Times report on a second accuser – Charlotte Bennett – was supposed to encourage Gillibrand to read it up and speak, right? Bennett says that “he asked her questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships, and whether she had ever had sex with older men.”