A growing number of women have accused Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment in recent weeks, leading to a bipartisan push for him to resign or face impeachment.
Notably absent in that group, however, have been President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris — and one of Cuomo’s accusers called them out for their silence, Fox News reported.
“Calling up hate and speculation”
Although neither Biden nor Harris have commented on the scandal, White House press secretary Jen Psaki asserted that “the president believes that every woman who’s come forward…deserves to have her voice heard, should be treated with respect, and should be able to tell her story.”
For Lindsey Boylan, however, that is not good enough.
Boylan was the first woman to come forward with allegations and recently slammed Cuomo for denying “all wrongdoing” while “calling up hate and speculation to be directed to his accusers.”
In a now-deleted follow-up tweet, she added that the situation “also calls into question the judgment and courage of both [Biden] and [Harris].”
For his part, Cuomo has remained defiant, insisting that he has no intention to resign amid growing calls for him to step down.
“Cuomo should resign”
In a news conference on Friday, Cuomo doubled down on his position and declared that “there are often many motivations for making an allegation,” implying that his accusers are fabricating their claims.
While it is unclear why Boylan decided to delete the latter tweet, it was not the first time she has called out the president and vice president for tacitly “supporting” Cuomo “with their silence.”
In a tweet earlier this month, she listed various Democrats who, as of that point, had not spoken out against the governor — including Biden and Harris.
It should be noted that several of those officials have since come forward to call upon Cuomo to resign. U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, New York’s two Democratic senators, made their position clear in a joint statement earlier this week.
“Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York,” they wrote. “Governor Cuomo should resign.”