U.S. media outlet Breitbart News reported Thursday that three of the nation’s most prominent networks — ABC, NBC and CBS — made no mention of any sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Cuomo during their evening news programs Wednesday. CNN and MSNBC also declined to talk about the scandal.
According to transcripts, ABC’s “World News Tonight,” CBS’s “Late Edition” and NBC’s “Late Edition” made no mention of the embattled Cuomo. Gov. Cuomo, who is currently facing impeachment and calls for his resignation, has been accused of covering up the death toll of a communist virus in New York State nursing homes. This follows Cuomo’s controversial order for nursing homes to accept patients who tested positive for the Chinese Communist virus.
In an article published Wednesday on Medium’s Web site, Lindsey Boylan, former deputy secretary and special counsel for economic development in the Cuomo administration, alleged that the governor “went out of his way to touch my lower back, arms and legs,” forcibly kissed her on the lips during a one-on-one briefing and suggested they “play strip poker” on airplane rides.
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (D-Mich.) late Wednesday called for Cuomo’s resignation amid a double scandal over his handling of data on coronavirus deaths at the state’s nursing homes and sexual harassment allegations by a former aide.
Boland’s allegations come as the Cuomo administration is being investigated by the FBI and Brooklyn prosecutors following reports that the governor’s top aide told Democratic lawmakers that administration officials withheld nursing Home data for fear that the numbers could be “used against us” in a federal investigation.