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Michael Goodwin: If Cuomo survives sexually harassment allegations, the MeToo movement is dead

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Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer joins ‘America Reports’ to discuss the growing bipartisan calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign amid the sexual harassment probe.

How low can he go?

As the investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo neared its finish, I found myself wondering how the governor could possibly explain himself to his famous father if Mario were still alive. Would he have dared tell him the truth, or would he have insulted his father by deceiving him the way he tried to deceive the public since the first charges emerged last winter?

Playing word games wouldn’t work because Mario brooked no nonsense, including from his son the governor. Their relationship was rarely smooth and attempts to deceive the father would surely have provoked even more fury over the disgraceful stain on the family name.

Now we know Andrew, too, was thinking of Mario, and not in an admirable or honest way. With old pictures, he forced his father and mother to take part in his lame video defense that kissing runs in the family, and that he had done nothing in private that he and they hadn’t done in public for years.


It turns out that Andrew Cuomo isn’t even a good liar. Shameless, yes, and heartless, too, but his defense was worse than none at all.

He would deserve some respect if he simply apologized, resigned and shut up.

Instead, he insulted his victims, the investigators and the people of New York by continuing to defend the indefensible. The evidence in the Attorney General’s report is so compelling that the case against him is........

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