The Morning Dispatch: Cuomo Under Siege
Happy Wednesday! Unless you made idolizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo a key part of your political identity last year—then you’re probably not feeling so great today.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “sexually harassed a number of State employees through unwelcome and unwanted touching, as well as by making numerous offensive and sexually suggestive comments,” a 165-page report released by Attorney General Letitia James’ office on Tuesday found. Cuomo denied the allegations and insisted he will not resign, but a growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers—including President Joe Biden—are calling on him to step down. Democrats in the New York Assembly, meanwhile, are moving toward impeaching him.
One day after the White House said the Centers for Disease Control was “unable to find legal authority” to implement even a “more targeted” eviction moratorium, the CDC announced the implementation of a more targeted eviction moratorium. The new order—which applies to areas experiencing “substantial” or “high” levels of community COVID transmission—is now set to expire on October 3.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that beginning September 13, New York City will become the first major U.S. city to require people to present proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose to attend indoor restaurants, gyms, and other businesses and entertainment venues. De Blasio has thus far declined to reimplement a mask mandate in the city, saying he does not want to remove an incentive to get more people vaccinated.