Andrew Cuomo is off the hook. After vacating the governor’s mansion following dual sexual harassment/nursing home death scandals, New York’s stupider Cuomo isn’t facing charges for any of his misdeeds.

If this sounds familiar, it should.

I’m old enough to remember when another prominent New York Democrat got off scot-free after clearly violating the law. Much like in Cuomo’s case, top law enforcement officials admitted that Hillary Clinton broke the law when she mishandled classified information on her private email servers. And yet, they refused to prosecute.

Then-FBI Director James Comey accused Hillary Clinton of “gross negligence” in her handling of classified information, which is a criminal offense under federal law.

“There is evidence to support a conclusion that Secretary Clinton, and others, used the email server in a manner that was grossly negligent with respect to the handling of classified information,” he said.

But when the rubber met the road and it came time to prosecute, Comey balked. Even though he had clear evidence that Clinton violated the law, he refused to prosecute the former Secretary of State because it would have tanked her campaign for president.

Which brings us to Andrew Cuomo. Prosecutors had even less reason to get cold feet in his case. He wasn’t running for president, and his star is clearly on the decline.

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Prosecutors in the sexual assault case said they found the accusers “cooperative and credible.” Multiple accusers had come forward, and everyone knew that rumors of this nature had circulated in Cuomo’s office for years.

If Albany County attorneys weren’t able to come up with enough evidence to convict the old pervert, they should be fired immediately.

Of course, they weren’t really interested in finding any evidence. Cuomo had already left office, so there was no longer a political will to prosecute. Just like Comey, they made a political decision rather than a legal one.

The evidence in the nursing home deaths case was even more damning.

“[Andrew Cuomo] violated U.S. Code. As everyone knows, the facts are not disputed, that he altered and changed data, which is a violation of U.S. Code … The U.S. attorney should certainly be looking into this,” Representative Cynthia Tenney pointed out.

An investigation by the New York attorney general found that Cuomo’s administration undercounted coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes by as much as 50 percent.

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A separate investigation by the New York Assembly also recently concluded that Cuomo’s administration misrepresented data on COVID-19 nursing home deaths.

But when it came time to prosecute… crickets.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced this week that they have closed the investigation into Cuomo because they found “no evidence to suggest that any laws were broken.” Somehow, I don’t believe them.

There is a clear and obvious double standard in the American criminal justice system—and it has nothing to do with race. Powerful people commit crimes and get away with it. Everyday Americans commit those same crimes, and sometimes no crimes at all, and go to jail for years.

If the criminal justice system wants to earn back the respect of the American people, they can start by putting away criminals like Andrew Cuomo.

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.