Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is predicting that New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s days are numbered.
During an interview Sunday on ABC, Christie and the panel spoke about an independent investigation into Cuomo finding that he sexually harassed multiple women in violation of federal and state law.
Host George Stephanopoulos kicked off the segment by asking about the panel about term limits.
“Is this an argument for term limits? Is there something about being in power that long where people feel they are immune from consequences?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“I’ve always been for term limits for everybody. You know, I think that third term — Rahm and I were talking about this. Third terms are cursed. There’s a reason for that, George. For most public office holders, especially executives, all the adults leave by the time you get to a third term,” Christie said.
“When you try to put a staff together for the third term, all the really good people you have — I saw it in my governorship. I had a couple people left, but most had gone to the private sector and did other things. Part of this — part of the argument for term limits, at the legislative level as well, there’s a certain period of time where you can be effective in all the ways we define effect effectiveness. Then you become part of the furniture,” he added.
“The big part of the problem for Governor Cuomo is he wanted to be Bill Clinton. He always wanted to be Bill Clinton,” he said.
“Third terms are snake bite. Look at Roosevelt. You’re more tired than you know. Your staff is not what it used to be and you think you know more than you do,” he added.
When Stephanopoulos asked “is Andrew Cuomo Governor of New York in November,” everyone on the panel said “no.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced last week that an investigation into Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple women in violation of federal and state law.
“For over three months, Executive Assistant #1 kept this groping incident to herself and planned to take it “to the grave,”4 but found herself becoming emotional (in a way that was visible to her colleagues in the Executive Chamber) while watching the Governor state, at a press conference on March 3, 2021, that he had never ‘touched anyone inappropriately’ She then confided in certain of her colleagues, who in turn reported her allegations to senior staff in the Executive Chamber,” the report said.
Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou says she has drafted articles of impeachment against Cuomo.
Democrat New York Speaker of the House Carl Heastie seemed to suggest he would support impeachment.
“After our conference this afternoon to discuss the Attorney General’s report concerning sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo, it is abundantly clear to me that the Governor has lost the confidence of the Assembly Democratic majority and that he can no longer remain in office,” Heastie said.
“Once we receive all relevant documents and evidence from the Attorney General, we will move expeditiously and look to conclude our impeachment investigation as quickly as possible,” he added.