Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign is holding a pricey “summer reception” fundraiser, for which tickets will go at a Big Apple price of $10,000 per person — as the scandal-hit governor gears up for a potential re-election run.
The June 29 event, reported by multiple outlets including The New York Times and Bloomberg News, is marked as a “summer reception,” according to an invite sent out by Cuomo’s campaign, and offers a $10,000-per-person seat — or $15,000 for two.
Amid multiple overlapping investigations, @NYGovCuomo is planning an apparently in-person fundraiser later this month in New York City
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— J. David Goodman (@jdavidgoodman) June 1, 2021
The event in New York City also has a “Host Committee” level available, although it is not clear what that involves. Cuomo’s campaign and the governor’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests for comment.
While Cuomo has not formally announced a re-election run, he has been hit by a number of scandals in recent months after he was initially hailed by media outlets as a hero in early 2020 for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, he has faced ongoing scrutiny of an early order to send COVID patients to nursing homes, which was followed by allegations of a cover-up earlier this year when a top aide said his administration had withheld numbers about nursing home deaths for fear of them being “used against us.”
He was also rocked by a number of sexual harassment allegations from women, including former staff, as well as revelations that people connected to Cuomo were given special treatment at state coronavirus centers.
Read the full report at Fox News.
BIDEN BACKS CUOMO? President Refuses to Condemn NY Gov, Says Dems Should Wait for Investigation
President Biden refused to call for the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo Sunday; saying his critics should wait for the findings of an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
“Do you think Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign?” asked one reporter.
“I think the investigation is under way and we should see what it brings us,” stated the President.
Watch Biden’s comments above.
CUOMO SPIRALS: Nine Senior NY Health Officials Quit, Governor Says He Doesn’t ‘Trust the Experts’
The growing nursing home scandal engulfing Governor Andrew Cuomo escalated this week after nine top New York State health officials exited his administration. In response, Cuomo says he no longer “trusts the experts.”
“The deputy commissioner for public health at the New York State Health Department resigned in late summer. Soon after, the director of its bureau of communicable disease control also stepped down. So did the medical director for epidemiology. Last month, the state epidemiologist said she, too, would be leaving,” reports the New York Times.
Wildly irresponsible thing to say during a pandemic.
“When I say ‘experts’ in air quotes, it sounds like I’m saying I don’t really trust the experts,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said of pandemic policies. “Because I don’t.” https://t.co/ePa6nudbFz
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 1, 2021
“When I say ‘experts’ in air quotes, it sounds like I’m saying I don’t really trust the experts,” Mr. Cuomo said at a news conference on Friday. “Because I don’t. Because I don’t.”
Read the full report at the New York Times.