New York governor Andrew Cuomo abused his power and should resign, write Lauren Leader and Gretchen Carlson in USA Today. The sexual harassment allegations are serious, troubling, and fit a clear pattern of toxic workplace behavior. One accuser was moved to another job when she reported his behavior. Such an influential man should never have put women in these positions with very clear power imbalances. Democrats need to hold sexual harassers accountable in their own ranks. If not, it will demonstrate that their support of sexual assault survivors only counts when it's a Republican committing the offense.
The attacks against Andrew Cuomo over sexual harassment allegations have gone too far, believes Jonathan Turley of The Hill. He, like every other American, deserves due process before being declared automatically guilty. While his alleged victims deserve to be heard, so does he. The media storm surrounding the New York governor is representative of the current political climate that seeks quick and simple punishment for the accused with little care for what really happened. We can not allow things to go this far. Society depends on rules, fairness and the truth. Cuomo, like anyone else, is innocent until proven guilty.