Albany, NY - Cuomo Feels Heat From Both Sides Over Fence-Sitting Stance On Iran Nuclear Accord
Albany, NY - With time winding down on a congressional vote on President Obama’s nuclear accord with Iran, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is feeling the heat from both sides of the aisle as he continues to straddle the fence, refusing to take a public stance either for or against the deal.
NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1N44wrL) reports that folks thought Cuomo may have hedged his bet a few weeks ago when he said Democratic state Sen. Charles Schumer of New York made a “persuasive case” in coming out against the deal, but since then the governor has been reticent to come down on either side, drawing charges of “crass politics” from supporters and critics alike.
A Democratic source close to Schumer accused Cuomo of “trying to have it both ways,” by hinting that he agrees with Schumer while refusing to “publicly oppose it.”
Harsher criticism still has been lobbed from state GOP bigwigs, most notably Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who unsuccessfully challenged Cuomo for governor last time around.
Astorino said it’s “shameful for the governor of a state that was the victim of the worst terrorist attack ever on US soil to stay silent on a sweetheart nuclear deal with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.”
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