Thursday on Twitter, actor/activist/anger management failure Alec Baldwin stated that New York’s lethally incompetent Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign from office if he did indeed threaten state Assemblyman Ron Kim, a fellow Democrat, over the state’s growing nursing home scandal.
Earlier in the week, Kim accused Cuomo of lying about the magnitude of nursing home coronavirus deaths in order to evade an investigation of New York’s nursing homes by the Department of Justice.
Kim called for a further investigation by an independent commission, the state’s attorney general, or the federal government. “It took us almost two months before the governor decided to change,” Kim said. “In fact, a month later, at a press conference, he said he didn’t know about it. He lied. Just like he’s lying right now to today’s press conference about sending notices to the Assembly and Senate that we knew about the Department of Justice investigation. We were not informed, we were not told there was an investigation in August.”
Kim also claimed that Cuomo threatened his career if he refused to cover for officials involved in the scandal. “He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience,” Kim said, claiming Cuomo told him “I hadn’t seen his wrath, and that he can destroy me.”
“If Cuomo threatened Ron Kim’s career, Cuomo should resign,” Baldwin subsequently tweeted, joining NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio in throwing the disgraced Cuomo under the bus.