A Democrat New York state assemblyman claimed on Wednesday that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) threatened to “destroy” him after the lawmaker criticized Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as it related to the state’s nursing homes.
Assemblyman Ron Kim told CNN that Cuomo called him last Thursday “to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said.”
“He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience,” Kim said, adding that Cuomo also allegedly told him that “we’re in this business together and we don’t cross certain lines and he said I hadn’t seen his wrath and that he can destroy me.”
A spokesperson for Cuomo denied that the governor threatened to destroy Kim. Kim, who is in the far-left wing of the Democrat Party, has been one of the most vocal Democrat critics of Cuomo throughout the pandemic.
The conversation came after the