Wednesday, June 30, 2021

All is forgiven Andrew


 NY Post

 What scandals?

Labor bosses and corporate CEOs showed their support for three-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a pricey campaign fundraiser Tuesday night despite ongoing investigations over sexual harassment accusations and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The minimum $10,000 per head and $15,000 per couple event was held at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, a building managed by the RXR Realty, a firm headed by Cuomo pal Scott Rechler. It attracted more than 170 people, a source familiar with the Cuomo re-election campaign said.

Rechler served as a Cuomo appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau, whose projects include Hudson Yards, also made an appearance at Cuomo’s first major in-person fundraiser since ending emergency edicts over the coronavirus pandemic.

Equally important for Cuomo was the appearance of some of New York’s most influential labor leaders.

George Gresham, president of the powerful health care workers union — SEIU Local 1199 — introduced Cuomo ahead of his 20 minute speech, a source said.

Other Big Labor attendees included Mario Cilento, president of the NYS AFL-CIO;; Gary LaBarbara, head of the New York Building and Trades Council; SEIU Local 32 BJ president Kyle Bragg; Stuart Appelbaum, head of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, and Dennis Trainor and Robert Masters of the Communication Workers of America, among others.

Also spotted heading into or leaving the fundraiser were public relations maven Ken Sunshine and lobbyist Charlie King, a longtime Cuomo confidante. King ran as Cuomo’s running mate during his failed 2002 bid for governor and served as executive director of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.

Other lobbyists and lawyers appeared — including Robert Harding and others associated with Greenberg & Traurig. Harding, whose late father, Ray Harding, once headed the state Liberal Party, served as a deputy mayor for Rudy Giuliani.

 City Democratic leaders waved the Cuomo flag: attendees included Brooklyn Democratic Party chairwoman and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, Manhattan Democratic leader Keith Wright, Staten Island Democratic leader and Assemblyman Michael Cusick, and Queens Democratic Party executive director Michal Reich.

The support for Cuomo clashes with many elected Democrats who called for Cuomo to resign over the sexual harassment claims — among them US Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.


That guy said...

Sheep was on the menu

Anonymous said...

It is hard to run a scam and make it undetectable.
He needs the money....

Anonymous said...

You just can't trust anybody nowadays. Follow the $$$$

Anonymous said...

They have to support the Devil in order to get the tax breaks, tax subsidies they demand for the ridiculous over development of condos, and elitist public housing many working low-income people in NYC cannot afford.

Anonymous said...

Bill Cosby defiantly proclaimed his “innocence” and so will Andrew !

Anonymous said...

This lawless, criminally insane, imperialist, counterfeitgovernor (of domestic terrorism) makes New York State hell look like heaven!

It wasn't heinous and mutinous enough that NYS Mafia Kingpin, Sonny CUOMIGULA already killed 50,000 grandmas & the elderly, with impunity (as the corporate obedient press retreat into deafening silence, as sexual misconduct allegations inundate the headlines of the barely surviving propaganda rags of the day in which I wouldn't wrap fish). Now, he's murdering the rest of New York State like an attack of nuclear proliferation that just decimated everything and everyone——except corrupt politicians, cockroaches——and CHER! Nothin' ILLEGAL 'bout THAT!

❝Terrorism, first and foremost, is an instrument of statecraft.❞ ——Neil Kramer

❝Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.❞ —Robert Le Favre

❝It's dangerous to be right——when government is wrong.❞ ——Voltaire

❝The inability to grasp the pathology of our oligarchic rulers is one of our gravest faults.❞ ——Chris Hedges

❝The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth, or to evade truth——not to reveal it.❞ ——John Kenneth Galbraith

❝Yes, friends governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class.❞ ——James Connolly

❝Laws are created to be followed by the poor. Laws are created by the rich to bring some order to exploitation of the poor. The poor are the only law-abiders in history. When the poor make laws——the rich will be no more.❞ ——Roque Dalton García (1974)

❝Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless and corrupt.❞ ——Mahatma Gandhi

❝It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.❞ ——Jiddu Krishnamurti

Anonymous said...

"Bill Cosby defiantly proclaimed his “innocence”..."

But Fredo's big bro will not spend a second in the hoosgow.

Anonymous said...

Scumbags supporting King Scumbag. This is why NY is what it is-a total mess.

Anonymous said...

Fat Albert was his lawyer !

Adriatic Hillbilly said...

CUOMIGULA isn't getting a 4th term. The DOJ investigation this time won't be a Preet Bahara whitewash job. He will make a deal to leave.

Anonymous said...

Well if Bill Cosby and Biden can get away with being creepy, then I guess so can this idiot.