The Democratic governor on Thursday had earlier said he gave away just $50,000 of the over $110,000 he’s received in total from Weinstein because the rest of the money had already been spent.
Weinstein’s actions have been legendary for decades and politicians knew as well. Now, all of a sudden when connections are made public, Dems say they are going to return his contributions, but who is there to make sure it happens?
Source: Free Beacon
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo now plans to give away all of the campaign contributions he’s collected from disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein.
The Democratic governor on Thursday had earlier said he gave away just $50,000 of the over $110,000 he’s received in total from Weinstein because the rest of the money had already been spent. He called it the “right symbol.”
But later Thursday evening, Cuomo’s campaign reversed course and released a statement saying they were taking “the extraordinary step” of giving away all of Weinstein’s contributions from prior campaigns.
The statement said the allegations against the alleged serial harasser were “disturbing” and “horrid,” but that it’s shameful that some have sought to use the matter to score political points.
Weinstein has denied any nonconsensual sexual activity.
— Dave McKinley (@DaveMcKinley2) October 13, 2017
Is Cuomo move a profile in courage!? This mind change happened hours after he had defended how he wasn’t going to return the money he received from Weinstein. He told those in attendance, how some of the money had been spent and then he pivoted to women issues that deal with college campus harassment and assaults in the workplace.
On Thursday, Cuomo stated how he was only going to donate $50,000 to women’s groups, but with this change, he’s giving the entire $110,000.
Cuomo was ripped to shreds by, of all people, Bill de Blasio, as well as other Democratic elected official and Republicans. It was the wrong decision by Cuomo, and if he has any political aspirations, hopefully, his base will forget this ever happened.
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