Spicer: Will Cuomo Go to Jail?
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Tuesday he will resign but could jail be his next stop? Newsmax host Sean Spicer weighed in on the Todd Starnes Show.
The former White House press secretary under President Trump told host Todd Starnes the political fallout was “untenable” after the state’s attorney general released a report that found the embattled Democrat sexually harassed at least 11 women.
“Will he be impeached like they did to President Trump? I don’t know…There is a criminal piece to this and I think that’s yet to be seen,” Spicer said.
“I really didn’t think after that video statement he made last week that he going to go, but it was pretty obvious that he did the math, he recognized that not only were the numbers not there but were never going to be there,” Spicer said. “Most people, at this stage, would say I’m going to step down immediately at 5 o’clock today. He bought himself two weeks, and I think that that was sort of the consolation prize for doing it on his own terms.”
But Spicer said New York lawmakers told him during “Spicer & Co.” that they will continue to go after him despite his resignation: “The question is, ‘Do you want to impeach him and pretty much guarantee a Democrat stays in office or do you want to beat him and put a Republican in?”
With Cuomo out, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a 62-year-old Democrat and former member of Congress from the Buffalo area, will become the state’s 57th governor and the first woman to hold the post.
“By having the lieutenant governor step in, is this politically hurtful to the Republicans’ chance of winning back the governor’s mansion?” Spicer asked. “I think it’s unequivocally because an unknown, untarnished Democrat beats a Republican in New York unless there’s extenuating circumstances and there’s not gonna be.”
Spicer said Andrew Guiliani or Lee Zeldin would be great governors of New York.
“I hope that New Yorkers stop and say, ‘Yes, Cuomo’s gone, but how do we move in a different direction?'”