Democrat Gov. Whitmer Defends Cuomo: Unfair 'Different Standard' Compared to Trump
'Is there a different standard for different sides of the aisle?'
Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer claimed there is a “different standard” affecting public view of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mounting sexual harassment allegations.
Whitmer brought Trump into her argument despite the fact he has not been accused of any sexual harassment.
“Is there a different standard for different sides of the aisle?" Whitmer said.
"We just had a president who lasted all four years with numerous allegations against him, so far as rape,” Whitmer told Politico, apparently referring to former President Donald Trump.
“No one on his own side of the aisle was making observations about whether or not he should stay in office."
"So is there a different standard?"
"I guess one could conclude that,” Whitmer said.
Several Republicans called on Trump to drop out of the presidential race after a tape of him making lewd comments surfaced.
“Donald Trump should withdraw and Mike Pence should be our nominee effective immediately,” U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) said at the time. U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued similar condemnations.
Cuomo and Whitmer both had policies to put coronavirus-infected residents into nursing homes to recuperate, which he is now being investigated for.
The calls for Cuomo to resign are continuing to mount.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio turned on his fellow Democrat last week predicting he would be impeached over multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
On Sunday’s “Face the Nation” on CBS, De Blasio said:
“I think he’ll try to hold out Margaret."
"I think he is used to getting things his way, and it’s been almost an imperial governorship," he added.
"But I gotta tell you, the folks in this state and political leadership don’t believe in him anymore," de Blasio said.
"He doesn’t have any credibility.”
"So I think an impeachment proceeding will begin."
"And I think he will be impeached, and perhaps right before that, he’ll decide to resign."