From Fox News:
Despite the scandals swirling around him, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the country’s highest-paid governor in history with an annual salary of $225,000.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who will likely face a recall election, clocks in at number two with a 2020 salary of $202,000, according to Open The Books. The average gubernatorial salary was $143,270 in 2018, according to the Council of State Governments.
Cuomo was set to receive a $25,000 pay raise in 2021, which would have brought his salary to $250,000, but deferred it. The increase would have taken effect on Jan. 1, 2021, according to a resolution passed by the state Senate and Assembly in 2019.
The $25,000 increase was part of a three-year pay increase of $71,000, according to Open The Books.
Cuomo’s political career is currently teetering. An investigation to determine whether New York state lawmakers should attempt to impeach Cuomo is underway, with about 70 witnesses contacted, according to reports.
The New York state Assembly’s scrutiny of Cuomo is wide-ranging, covering allegations of sexual harassment as well as claims that the governor improperly received help from state employees to produce his 2020 book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
BERNIE STEPS IN: Sanders Says ‘Extremists’ Trying to Recall Newsom for ‘Telling People to Wear Masks’
Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders weighed-in Monday on the growing effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom; claiming “extremist” Republicans are targeting the Democrat for “telling people to wear masks.”
Right-wing Republicans in CA are trying to recall @GavinNewsom for the crime of telling people to wear masks and for listening to scientists during COVID. Extremist Republicans have done enough to undermine democracy already. We must all unite to oppose the recall in California.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 8, 2021
“Right-wing Republicans in CA are trying to recall @GavinNewsom for the crime of telling people to wear masks and for listening to scientists during COVID. Extremist Republicans have done enough to undermine democracy already,” he said. “We must all unite to oppose the recall in California.”
Read the full report at The Hill.
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.