Maybe Andrew Cuomo is just tired of living in Albany. Or maybe he just doesn’t want to be governor anymore. I’m just spit-balling here based on a threat Cuomo made yesterday that is so mind-numbingly stupid that it almost seems he is attempting to throw the state gubernatorial election this fall to challenger and newly minted democratic socialist Cynthia Nixon.
The threat? To “sue” in the event the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade. Here is video of Cuomo saying in essence he’l “sue the bastards.”
What is unclear of course is what or whom specifically he intends to sue? If it’s the U.S. Supreme Court itself, perhaps someone should tell him that that legislative body, often referred to as the high court, is the highest court in the land. There is no court above it that can hear, much less entertain, an appeal of a SCOTUS decision.
Or maybe he plans to sue Brett Kavanaugh in the increasingly likely event the judge is confirmed and votes to overturn the law in the also likely event that the 1973 decision is revisited. It is worth noting that Kavanaugh’s stated objection to Roe — that it “recogniz[es] a constitutional right to abortion” — is rooted more in the language of the law than in the substance.
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As for Cuomo’s threat, surely he knows better. He attended law school (Albany Law School of Union University, New York) and served for four years as New York attorney general.
Perhaps we’ll get a better understanding of the governor’s thinking (if that is the correct word) in the event all of the above eventualities come to pass.