Uprising Grows Over Cuomo’s Bullying and ‘Brutalist Political Theater’
In this dispute, however, Mr. Kim, not the governor, has the support of a raft of New York politicians.
“That’s classic Andrew Cuomo,” said Mr. de Blasio on Thursday. “A lot of people in New York State have received those phone calls.”
Mr. Cuomo’s image was burnished by a series of nationally televised news conferences during the early days of the pandemic, in which the governor mixed just-the-facts presentations with dad jokes and appearances by his three daughters, his mother and his brother, Chris Cuomo, the CNN anchor. Last fall, even as a second wave of the virus began to swell in New York and nationally, he published a memoir, offering “leadership lessons” and a sentimental dedication.
“Love wins,” he wrote in its conclusion. “Always.”
But in the wake of the…