Cuomo Judged Kavanaugh: ‘All Survivors of Sexual Assault, We Believe You and We Will Fight for You’

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York on July 23, 2020 in New York City. The Governor said the state liquor authority has suspended 27 bar and restaurant …
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New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Tuesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo allegedly sexually harassed multiple women. In 2018, Cuomo opposed then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation because of similar allegations and said he would “fight” for victims.

“The confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is a sad day for this country, and it will haunt us for as long as he is on the court,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“Today 50 senators put partisan politics over the sanctity of the highest court in the nation,” Cuomo said. “In November, the American people get to respond and make their voices heard.”

Cuomo, who is accused of misconduct with “multiple women,” referenced the one woman who testified against Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearings.

“In New York, we will not waver and will not back down,” Cuomo said:

To Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual assault, we believe you and we will fight for you. The sham FBI investigation and the bigger sham, this confirmation process, have energized us to fight even harder for our shared vision for a better future for all.

At a press conference ahead of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Cuomo called the Republicans’ handling of the confirmation process “disgusting” and said the GOP routinely dismisses women’s charges of sexual misconduct.

“I think the way they are handling is disgusting,” Cuomo said.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC, to address allegations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford. (Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attend a political rally announcing their support to raise the minimum wage for the state of New York. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

“When it came to sexual harassment they have always diminished the charges of women … consistently,” Cuomo said. “And they’re doing it again to cheapen or ridicule the pain a woman suffers from a sexual attack.”

Cuomo said it is “sexist and disgusting to second guess how a woman should have acted after a sexual attack.”

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