Gov. Cuomo created a poisonous work atmosphere that dates again at the very least to his time as state legal professional basic — and contains rages that may final for days, former aides and associates mentioned Thursday.
Cuomo as soon as chewed out an aide so harshly that “he made her cry,” a supply accustomed to the incident recalled. “Younger folks work for him pondering they’ll stand up with him. Older persons are caught as a result of they want a job and advantages.’’
Again when he was AG from 2007 by means of 2010, Cuomo viciously teed off on a veteran State Police investigator in his 60s who by chance mispronounced his identify as “Como,” in line with a supply accustomed to that incident.
“What’s my identify?” Cuomo thundered in entrance of a gaggle of individuals. “How do you pronounce it? Spell it!”
Along with berating the cop, Cuomo transferred him out of his safety element.
Throughout his 2018 gubernatorial re-election marketing campaign, an insider recalled, Cuomo apparently turned “furious” simply because his Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, abruptly appeared on the Manhattan’s Columbus Day Parade and shook his hand.
A Cuomo spokesman mentioned the governor “had a good time on the parade.”
“Many people have been right here for years and others have left and are available again,“ senior adviser Wealthy Azzopardi mentioned in a press release. “This job isn’t for everybody however we work exhausting on daily basis to ship for New Yorkers, and from a $15 minimal wage, to the strongest gun security legal guidelines within the nation to free public school tuition we’ve lower by means of the crimson tape and delivered for New York.”
In the meantime, the current allegation by Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) that Cuomo threatened to “destroy” him isn’t the primary time the governor has engaged in that type of intimidation, in line with a supply who previously labored with him.
About 5 years in the past, the supply mentioned, he heard Cuomo bellowing right into a telephone, “I’ll destroy you!”