Cuomo appeared in the New York Daily News decrying pork barrel politics, corruption in Albany, New York, police reform, a scandal involving the lieutenant governor, the budget process and high taxes and then asked an audacious question.
“How could this happen? The public deserves answers now,” said Cuomo, suggesting that there was a new way forward that included him.
It’s an interesting idea that completely ignores the fact that Cuomo, until August of last year when he resigned because of a sex scandal, was governor of the state of New York since 2011.
Prior to that he was New York’s attorney general, elected in 2007.
— Chris 🇺🇸 (@Chris_1791) April 18, 2022
While experts have all but written off a bid for attorney general or governor’s office in 2022, Cuomo, 64, told reporters “I have a lot of options open,” according to CNN.
One option, however, that is closed already is running in the Democrat primary this year for state office, although experts have not altogether ruled out an independent run by Cuomo.
Sochie Nnaemeka, director of the New York Working Families Party, said that there was another reason for Cuomo to be so outspoken now.
Cuomo is using the comeback talk as a means of preventing people from paying attention to independent reports about how Cuomo was responsible for COVID nursing home deaths in New York, she told the cable network.
“The whole cancel culture piece,” she told CNN, “is a very convenient, safe space for leaders who act completely without accountability and who, in trying to redeem themselves, act as though their political marginalization is of no fault of their own.”
The journal City and State New York includes a timeline of activities that Cuomo has engaged in as a part of his rehabilitation tour.
“An early March appearance at a Brooklyn church demonstrates that Cuomo is getting ready to take his self-serving version of history directly to New Yorkers after months of speculations about his political future,” said the political journal.