“It appears he’s earned himself a primary,” said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at a Covid-19 vaccination site in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. | Seth Wenig/AP Photo
By ANNA GRONEWOLD and ERIN DURKIN
02/25/2021 08:35 PM EST
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo started the year as one of the nation’s most powerful governors, a household name who was racing toward a potential fourth term in office.
Now, two months later, he’s embroiled in two major scandals and facing a daily onslaught of questions about deaths in nursing homes, accusations of sexual impropriety and growing speculation that his political career may be in jeopardy.
“It appears he’s earned himself a primary,” said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, a frequent critic of the governor and one of the names tossed around as a possible 2022 challenger.