Criticism piles up for Cuomo

Criticism piles up for Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Over his long career, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been known as a brutal political opponent to people who oppose his agenda or challenge him publicly. That penchant for punching hard at perceived enemies drew fresh condemnations this week in the wake of a tirade against a lawmaker who questioned his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. A vocal crop of Democrats say the governor relies too often on threats to score wins. A Cuomo spokesperson says voters know that “this is a governor who works night and day to move the ball down the field for New Yorkers.”

 

PHOTO: FILE – In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center in NY. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)