Disgraced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Republicans Tuesday in questioning why the feds raided the Florida dwelling of his longtime nemesis Donald Trump.
“DOJ should instantly clarify the rationale for its raid & it have to be greater than a seek for inconsequential archives or it is going to be seen as a political tactic and undermine any future credible investigation & legitimacy of January 6 investigations,” Cuomo tweeted Tuesday morning in regards to the raid overseen by the Division of Justice below President Joe Biden, with whom the ex-governor has shared a pleasant relationship.
The criticism of the Biden Justice Division by the deposed Democrat set off a tsunami of criticism towards Cuomo on the eve of the one-year anniversary of his resignation as New York governor amid a number of sexual harassment and COVID-19 scandals.
“Andrew Cuomo is incorrect. DOJ doesn’t have to elucidate something. They by no means introduced they searched Mar-a-Lago. Trump did. He’s the one who politicized it by (a) stealing paperwork, (b) refusing to return the paperwork, and (c) pretending to be the sufferer after he broke the legislation,” progressive pundit Keith Boykin charged.
“Didn’t count on to see Andrew Cuomo working with the @GOP messaging on Trump’s FBI troubles. Snatching tubs of labeled paperwork isn’t “inconsequential” — the legislation considers it a nationwide safety threat,” added Max Burns, an aide to lefty Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, who’s working in a crowded Democratic congressional major.
“That is embarrassing,” Joe Walsh, a former Republican congressman from Illinois, tweeted Tuesday.
The backlash to the onetime Democratic powerbroker adopted a social media storm engulfing former New York Metropolis mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, who tweeted Tuesday that the federal raid made it simpler for Trump to assert he was the goal of “unjust persecution.”
“Maybe I communicate for different By no means Trump sorts who have been by no means supporters of Andrew Cuomo and don’t help Andrew Yang: Each of them are embarrassments,” longtime conservative commentator Invoice Kristol tweeted.
“Gotta be a ‘washed up politician named Andrew’ factor,” quipped Shawna Morlock, a Democratic district chief in Queens, the house borough of Cuomo and Trump.
Cuomo stoked further uproar after elaborating on his place Tuesday.
“DOJ should disclose the bona fide nature of the August 8 motion or else the republicans will use it to Discredit the Jan 6 investigation, which might be a horrible disservice to the nice work of the home committee in exposing The Trump administration violations,” Cuomo stated in a second Tweet.
The put up hardly quieted his critics.
“Doesn’t actually assist…what an odd technique by him,” Michael Murphy, a spokesman for state Senate Democrats, tweeted from his private account.
Cuomo introduced his resignation Aug. 10, 2021, one week after state Lawyer Normal Letitia James launched a bombshell report detailing allegations of sexual misconduct by a number of girls, which Cuomo has denied.
He formally stepped down on Aug. 23.
Cuomo, who’s at the moment dwelling in Westchester together with his sister, has emerged at occasions in latest months to opine on public points from like controversial rulings by the U.S. Supreme Courtroom on abortion and gun rights whereas leaving his political future open.
“He’s calling it as he sees it. There’s no politics concerned,” Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi instructed The Submit in regards to the motives behind the provocative Cuomo feedback on the Mar-a-Lago raid.