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A Generational Split Over the Cuomo Scandals


Gov. Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment by two women he worked with and sexual misconduct by another -- but New Yorkers seem split on the appropriateness of his behavior. So we're asking listeners under 40 to call in and talk about what they think about the kind of things he's being accused of doing, and whether they think he should remain governor.

I'm an older Millennial (37) and the acceptance of toxic work place environments NEED TO END! Your boss, in this case, the governor, does not have the right to treat employees badly. Younger people are not "TOO SENSITIVE" we just refuse to be abused and treated like crap at work.

— Ryan J (@pokemeintheeye) March 4, 2021

.@BrianLehrer This caller’s whataboutism is absurd. Trump has been accused of rape by 26 women. Cuomo has had no accusations even close to that.

— erica rowell (@indieflicks) March 4, 2021

I’m 46 And while I know my generation and older were always told to not make waves and to quietly deal with/manage this kind of behavior, that’s not how I’m raising my 15 yo daughter to react. While I don’t know what the answer is it’s time to at least censure this behavior.

— Arienne (@Yennycatz) March 4, 2021


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