ALBANY — The Albany-area gun retailer proprietor who rented a billboard slamming Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the 1000’s of deaths from the coronavirus in nursing houses is now upping the ante — calling for the Democrat’s rapid resignation in gentle of the most recent allegations of sexual harassment engulfing him.
Brian Olesen, proprietor of American Shooter Provide, instructed The Submit he initially put up the message “Impeach!” to criticize the governor for practically 15,000 deaths in nursing houses and long run care services — however this weekend’s latest allegations that the governor spoke inappropriately to a 25-year-old ex-aide to Cuomo — Charlotte Bennett — and one other former staffer was the final straw.
Monday morning Olesen modified the billboard to learn: “Resign Now!” in large, crimson lettering, with a photograph of Cuomo’s face beneath.
“I feel that numerous New Yorkers perceive there’s a way of urgency right here with regard to Governor Cuomo. We all know he’s a liar, we all know he’s a bully. Now he’s being accused of being a sexual predator,” he defined to The Submit.
“We have now 15,000 fatalities in nursing houses [and other long term care facilities] that he’s lied to us about. When are New Yorkers going to face up and take away this man from workplace?”
The Cuomo administration is presently being investigated by federal prosecutors for allegedly withholding information pertaining to COVID-19 deaths associated nursing houses and the state Lawyer Common’s Workplace is actively looking for a non-public lawyer to steer a probe into the sexual harassment allegations.
A former Cuomo administration financial improvement staffer, Lindsay Boylan, wrote in a Medium weblog submit final week that the governor joked that he needed to play “strip poker” and detailed an occasion right here he gave her an undesirable kiss.
The governor denied any bodily interplay occurred, however he did apologize for office feedback, arguing that he could have unknowingly took his “jokes” too far.
Olesen’s advert is situated to the aspect of the Albany-area freeway 787, which runs near the exit resulting in the state Capitol Constructing — the governor’s place of employment.
He’s paying a $8,500 month-to-month tab for the digital billboard, and mentioned he needed to change the signal as a result of the impeachment course of will take too lengthy and with the governor going through dueling scandals — sufficient is sufficient.”
“The man has misplaced all credibility as a governor. The state is bankrupt, the nursing dwelling scandal is teetering on the verge of criminally negligent murder,” he seethed.
“Then there’s the most recent, the place he’s being accused of sexually harassing aides, which he vehemently denied after which he releases a puff pie the place he tried to rationalize it. Why would you apologize in the event you didn’t do one thing unsuitable?”
Cuomo’s workplace didn’t reply to an instantaneous request for remark by The Submit.