Joe Biden late on Sunday was lastly pressured to supply an opinion on the Andrew Cuomo scandal because it spirals uncontrolled. However the networks on Monday allowed mere seconds to his lame, calculated reply, one that basically stated nothing. ABC, CBS and NBC devoted simply 51 seconds whole (inside bigger tales on the Democrat) to Biden’s tackle his scandal-ridden pal. 

Right here’s the some whole of the President’s comments on Sunday: “I believe the investigation is underway, and we must always see what it brings us.” Quite than name {that a} slimy non-answer, Good Morning America allowed a scant eight seconds on Biden of their 43 second whole story on Cuomo. Reporter Stephanie Ramos gave the impression of a Democratic operative: “President Biden requested over the weekend whether or not Cuomo ought to resign, and he agreed we must always wait to see the investigation’s end result.” 

NBC’s Right now managed simply 11 seconds on Biden’s reply. Reporter Anne Thompson parroted, “President Joe Biden urging endurance.” To her credit score, she did spotlight different Democrats, utilizing robust language to explain the Governor: “This morning, Andrew Cuomo stands alone, more and more a political pariah in New York and the nation.” The NBC section in whole was three minutes and one second. 

CBS This Morning supplied essentially the most give attention to Biden: 32 seconds out of a two minute and 6 second story. Earlier than taking part in the transient clip of Biden, co-host Gayle King supplied solely gentle curiosity about whether or not the President of the USA would weigh in: 

CBS’s Jericka Duncan waited to the very finish of her section to say the latest damning evidence against Cuomo. His vaccine czar is allegedly pressuring native officers to assist the Governor on the danger of slower vaccinations: 

Good Morning America skipped this a part of the story. Right now’s Thompson, nevertheless, famous it: “And this morning, reviews that Cuomo’s vaccine czar has been calling county executives to gauge their loyalty to the Governor. The New York Instances and Washington Submit reporting one government was so upset by the decision, the individual filed an ethics grievance with the state lawyer basic’s workplace.” 

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CBS This Morning
3/15/2021
7:16 AM ET 

GAYLE KING: President Biden has weighed in for the primary time on the scandal surrounding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who faces a number of allegations of sexual harassment. Many Democrats say Cuomo ought to resign and resign now. Our nationwide correspondent, Jericka Duncan, is following thi story. Good morning to you. Many individuals are questioning if the White Home was going to weigh in. 

JERICKA DUNCAN: Stepping off Marine One, the president stated that Democrats ought to wait and see. 

REPORTER: Do you suppose Governor Andrew Cuomo ought to resign? 

JOE BIDEN: I believe the investigation is underway, and we must always see what it brings us. 

DUNCAN: Some lawmakers need motion now. Thus far, 18 New York congressional Democrats have known as for Cuomo to resign, together with New York senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. 

SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND: It’s clear that Governor Cuomo has misplaced the arrogance of his governing companions in addition to the individuals of New York. 

DUNCAN:  On Friday, a seventh girl accused the Governor of sexual harassment. In a private essay, Jennifer Bakeman writes that she did not suppose the Governor needed to have intercourse along with her, however that he needed her to know she was powerless. The previous Albany reporter says there have been a number of events the place Governor Cuomo put his palms on her arms, shoulders, the small of her again, and her waist in view of colleagues. On Friday, the Governor once more denied the claims that he inappropriately touched anybody. 

CUOMO: I by no means harassed anybody. I by no means abused anybody. I by no means assaulted anybody. And I by no means would, proper?

DUNCAN; He is adamant that it isn’t affecting his capacity to control at a vital time for the state. However in line with The Washington Submit, New York’s Vaccine Czar, Larry Schwartz, has been phoning native officers with a purpose to gauge their loyalty to the Governor. In keeping with the report, one official believed getting vaccines to his space might undergo if Schwartz was not happy along with his response. And the governor’s workplace and Schwartz deny that the Governor did something mistaken. Schwartz instructed the Submit that when he made these calls, it was not in his position as a vaccine czar however solely as Cuomo’s pal. Tony? 

Right now
03/15/21

7:11 AM

HODA KOTB: Additionally this morning, calls for are rising for embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after new allegations of inappropriate conduct towards ladies emerged over the weekend. His assist is crumbling among the many state’s high Democrats. And now, President Biden is weighing in. NBC’s Anne Thompson is on the New York State Capitol in Albany. Hey, Anne, good morning.

ANNE THOMPSON: Good morning, Hoda. Governor Cuomo is digging in, decided to remain in workplace till the investigation into the sexual harassment allegations in opposition to him is full. This regardless of a cascade of calls for from politicians, many fellow Democrats, saying that he must step down for the nice of the state.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: New Calls on Cuomo to Resign; More Accusations as Biden Urges “Patience” In First Comments]

This morning, Andrew Cuomo stands alone, more and more a political pariah in New York and the nation. In his first feedback on the scandal, President Joe Biden urging endurance.

JOE BIDEN: I believe the investigation is underway, and we must always see what it brings us.

THOMPSON: However many aren’t keen to attend. This morning, nearly the entire state’s Democratic congress-people are calling on Cuomo to go. Together with its two U.S. Senators, Majority Chief Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND [D-NY]: Governor Cuomo has misplaced the arrogance of his governing companions, in addition to the individuals of New York.

THOMPSON: Cuomo says he’s not going wherever.

GOV. ANDREW CUOMO [D-NY]: Individuals know the distinction between taking part in politics, bowing to cancel tradition, and the reality. Let the assessment proceed. I’m not going to resign.

THOMPSON: Ratcheting up the strain on the 63-year-old Governor, two extra youthful ladies who, final week, stated he had been inappropriate with them, bringing the entire to seven.

CUOMO: It’s quite simple. I by no means harassed anybody. I by no means abused anybody. I by no means assaulted anybody.

THOMPSON: The seventh accuser, journalist Jessica Bakeman. In a brand new first-person account in New York journal, Bakeman describes how the Governor bodily touched her whereas she lined him in 2014, writing, “He makes use of touching and sexual innuendo to stoke concern in us. That’s the textbook definition of sexual harassment.” Requested about Bakeman’s allegations, the Governor’s workplace referred us to his earlier denials.

And this morning, reviews that Cuomo’s vaccine czar has been calling county executives to gauge their loyalty to the Governor. The New York Instances and Washington Submit reporting one government was so upset by the decision, the individual filed an ethics grievance with the state lawyer basic’s workplace.

Now, Cuomo’s vaccine czar, Larry Schwartz, tells The Washington Submit that he didn’t do something mistaken. Within the meantime, this week, we must always get a greater concept of simply what the timeline will likely be for the state meeting’s impeachment investigation and the investigators appointed by the lawyer basic will interview accuser Charlotte Bennett. Hoda?

KOTB: Alright, Anne Thompson for us in Albany. Anne, thanks.

Good Morning America
3/15/2021
7:11 AM ET 

MICHAEL STRAHAN: Now we’re going to go to the escalating political disaster with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who’s going through rising requires his resignation by members of his personal celebration as one other girl accuses him of inappropriate conduct. Stephanie Ramos is exterior the New York Metropolis workplace with the most recent this morning. Good morning, Stephanie. 

STEPHANIE RAMOS: Good morning, Michael. It was enterprise as typical for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, this weekend releasing statements concerning the the Covid vaccine all whereas a seventh girl got here ahead accusing him of inappropriate conduct. Her title is Jessica bakeman. She’s a former statehouse reporter in Albany, and she or he wrote in New York journal whereas posing for a photograph at a vacation celebration on the Governor’s mansion in 2014, he grabbed her hand, requested if she felt uncomfortable, and he thought they have been going regular. Seven ladies have now accused the Governor of both sexual harassment or inappropriate touching. Cuomo has denied ever touching anybody inappropriately, for weeks asking New Yorkers to attend for the lawyer basic’s investigation earlier than forming an opinion. President Biden requested over the weekend whether or not Cuomo ought to resign, and he agreed we must always wait to see the investigation’s end result. 

STRAHAN: And Stephanie, many lawmakers have already made up their thoughts that Cuomo ought to resign. 

RAMOS: They’ve, Michael. 16 out of the 19 home Democrats in New York’s delegation have known as on Cuomo to resign. Each New York senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand initially stated an impartial investigation into the allegations in opposition to Cuomo was important, however they’re additionally saying he ought to step down. Cuomo has known as that transfer, resigning earlier than an investigation is full, anti-democratic. Michael?