Former Governor Cuomo Launches Podcast
Former New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, is unapologetically climbing back onto the public stage.
Fourteen months after sexual harassment allegations forced him to resign from office, the Democrat is launching a podcast and a political action committee, sparking speculation the two-term governor has his sights set on returning to his familiar life in political office.
Cuomo’s new show, “As a Matter of Fact … with Andrew Cuomo”, is set to air its debut episode October 20.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Cuomo said about his podcast: “It’s just about expressing my opinion to the public and speaking publicly,” “And to the extent they don’t like what I have to say, then don’t listen.”
Cuomo’s first guest will be Anthony Scaramucci, best known for his brief stint as former President Donald Trump’s White House communications director.
The first two episodes are free, then the show will be paywalled on the $2.99-a-month Quake Media platform, where the other offerings include conservative hosts Laura Ingraham and Mike Huckabee’s podcasts and Pete Rose’s daily sports betting picks.
Once a national star in the Democratic Party, Cuomo resigned in August of 2021 after numerous women had accused him of sexual harassment. Pursuits of criminal charges from local-level prosecutors were dropped over difficulty in accumulating enough evidence to gain a conviction.
An investigation overseen by New York Attorney General Letitia James concluded Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women. Cuomo has accused James of preordaining the findings because she intended to run for governor.
Cuomo told AP he is more conscious of and careful in interactions with women — mainly to protect himself against further misconduct allegations.
But Cuomo doesn’t really think he did anything wrong.
Through his political action committee, Cuomo said he plans to support like-minded Democrats running for state and federal offices. He said he’s upset with the marginalization of moderate Democrats in a party drifting to the left.
The 64-year-old, wouldn’t rule out running for office again.