New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) slammed a state-level lawmaker in New York, Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim, after Kim claimed that Cuomo threatened to “destroy” him in a phone call that came in response to Kim publicly criticizing Cuomo’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“My office more than me, has had a long and hostile relationship with Assemblyman Ron Kim,” Cuomo said at a press conference on Wednesday. “It goes back to the issue on nail salons. We passed a bill that we worked very hard to protect nail salon workers who were often victimized by businesses, exposed to dangerous chemicals, wage theft was prevalent. We passed a bill, Assemblyman Kim supported the bill, he then flipped 180 degrees because the nail salon business owners found the bill onerous. There was a big New York Times story on it at the time that said basically, and I don’t want to paraphrase a Times story, but it basically said he