Gillibrand Wants to Have It Both Ways

“Asking every female elected in our state when a person should resign or not resign really isn’t the conversation we should be having.”

— Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who was the first to call for Sen. Al Franken’s resignation in 2017 amid sexual harassment claims, continued to urge for an investigation to be concluded before making any decision on whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo should stay in office amid sexual harassment allegations, USA Today reports.

Cuomo’s Favorability Sky-High

71%

A new Siena College poll in New York finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating has soared to 71%, up 27 points in just a month to its highest level since early 2013. That’s driven entirely by his response to COVID-19, where a stunning 87% of the public approves of his handling of the situation. His support is so broad that even 70% of Republicans approve of his work on the virus.

Colbert: Cuomo’s Comment ‘the Dumbest Thing’ He Could Say

“That is the dumbest thing you could say as a politician. That’s like closing your speech with, ‘Apple pie sucks, I’m lukewarm on the troops, and those stripes make the American flag look fat! Thank you, I hate my mother!’”

— Stephen Colbert, slamming New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for saying America “was never that great” this week, declaring on the CBS Late Show that the line was “the dumbest thing you could say as a politician.”