Hours after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation on Tuesday, MSNBC’s fake news propagator Chuck Todd wasted no time speculating about the politician’s return. Suggesting that Cuomo would heroically rise from ashes in time for a 2024 presidential bid, Todd implied that resignation was Cuomo’s only option if he planned to make a comeback.
“His career was either permanently over or almost permanently over, and he chose the path of almost permanently over. He eventually did something that over time will give him an opening to not be a full pariah in the [Democratic] party, say in three, four, or five years,” Todd said, adding that he expects Cuomo to “live to fight another day” and run for office again in the future.
Chuck Todd on Cuomo's resignation: "I expect in my lifetime, Andrew Cuomo to run for office again. What that office is? I don’t know, but that’s what this resignation tells me today. He wants to live to fight another day." pic.twitter.com/wYYp4l1fn9
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 10, 2021
Todd mentioned Cuomo’s long political history, asking, “What would he do without the ability to run for office?”
“Think about what Andrew Cuomo’s done his whole life. He’s been a professional politician his whole life, either working on campaigns for his father, working in the Clinton administration, or running for office himself. This is all he’s known,” Todd said.
Todd failed to mention the numerous sexual assault claims Cuomo received against him during his time as a “professional politician.” While Cuomo has been in politics for over a decade, Todd’s speculation about a comeback is premature, as many are still seeking justice for Cuomo’s crimes, let alone predicting his return to the political sphere.
Hi @chucktodd. Heard you were talking about @NYGovCuomo making a comeback. I have a few things to say to you, but none of them are ladylike and would get me banned from twitter so please go take a hike.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 10, 2021
By resigning, Cuomo will still have the chance to run for political office in the future. Many politicians are calling for Cuomo’s arrest, noting that his actions were definitionally criminal and should bar him from holding future positions of power.