Protesters came to bury Gov. Andrew Cuomo — and to praise him — at dueling Manhattan rallies Saturday. Lindsey Boylan, the first
Protesters came to bury Gov. Andrew Cuomo — and to praise him — at dueling Manhattan rallies Saturday.
Lindsey Boylan, the first female accuser whose allegations of sexual harassment while a member of Cuomo’s staff lit the fuse on the ongoing effort to oust him, led demands for his impeachment in Washington Square Park.
“Abuse does not confine itself to one person or one area,” Boylan told a crowd of about 100 activists. “Someone who abuses their power doesn’t just do it to one woman or one community. They do it on some level to every person and every community.”
Boylan, now a Democratic candidate for Manhattan borough president, also slammed State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, accusing him of leading a “sham investigation” into the string of allegations against Cuomo, his longtime ally.
In Midtown, meanwhile, about 40 “Cuomosexuals” gathered outside the governor’s Third Avenue office to show their support, lofting homemade signs reading “Cancel Karen Culture Not Cuomo” and “Do Not Resign.”
“He’s an emotional guy, he’s Italian,” said Karen Gregorski, 73, of Manhattan, dismissing the allegations of harassment and abuse that have been leveled by Boylan and seven other women.
“He kissed someone or he touched someone’s cheeks? Come on,” Gregorski said. “If he touched my cheeks, I’d give him a kiss.”