In his role as a leader for his party, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) encouraged Democrats to focus on social concerns in the run-up to the midterm elections.
Cuomo, who was removed from office due to sexual assault allegations, advised Democratic candidates “show, don’t tell” their dedication to liberal reforms.
He said Democrats can do this by forcing the Republican Party into uncomfortable political ideals in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
In the first edition of his new podcast, titled, As a Matter of Fact, Cuomo said the Senate could bring a bill on same-sex marriage to the floor and force Republicans to officially go on record by voting.
“This is a fundamentally important concern. If a candidate wants to serve in the United States Senate, the people of the United States have a right to know where that senator stands on this issue.”
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The former governor advocated for the implementation of similar strategies with regard to in vitro fertilization and contraceptives; he pleaded with Democratic lawmakers to “defend them soon before they are gone to the Supreme Court.”
“The Democrat Party ought to run a positive campaign focusing on the reasons why they should win. Let Democrats show this nation what Democrats are actually capable of doing,” Cuomo added, pushing his party to “be optimistic in the vision.”
Anthony Scaramucci, a top aide in the Trump White House, was Cuomo’s guest.
Scaramucci agreed with Cuomo’s assertion that “people need a radical sensible reason to move forward” and with aspects of Cuomo’s vision as a self-described “pragmatic progressive.”
However, Scaramucci told Cuomo that liberals felt threatened by him as he was going to move the curve in the liberal establishment.
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Scaramucci told Cuomo the extremist wing of the Democrat Party found what he represented in the party to be so overpowering they did everything within their power to get rid of him and shoot him.
He went on to say that when they looked at Cuomo, they muttered things along the lines of “if this man ever runs for president, he’ll rearrange the chairs at the Democrat Party. We would no longer have the vote in terms of what’s going to be provided at the feast.”
Cuomo, who admitted he had his battles with the far left, resigned on August 24, 2021, after New York Attorney General Letitia James published her statement revealing he sexually harassed 11 women.
Cuomo hinted at his intention to make a comeback to politics, maintaining he never indulged in sexual harassment of anyone.
While Democrats made more of an effort to keep the focus of the national dialogue on social concerns, Republicans have been making more of an effort to divert the conversation toward other topics, such as crime and inflation.
The Republican Party is favored to win control of the House, while the Senate is seen as having a closer race for control.
This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.