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Cuomo's daughters Mariah and Michaela share Billy Baldwin tweet after he defended NY governor's 'right to an investigation before everybody rushes to judgment' over sexual harassment claims

 Andrew Cuomo has received public support from his family after they shared a tweet from actor and long-time friend Bill Baldwin defending the New York Governor amid sexual harassment and bullying claims from multiple women. 

His daughters Mariah and Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo, as well as the governor's sister Maria Cuomo Cole, on Sunday all retweeted the post from Baldwin in which he defended the governor's legacy.

The tweet also called on critics to wait for the state to conclude its investigation into the sexual harassment allegations currently engulfing the New York State Governor's administration, saying he has 'earned the right' for them to be looked into. 


'I have known the entire Cuomo family since the 1980s. I have tremendous respect & admiration for every single one of them,' Baldwin's tweet on Saturday said.

'Don't you think, after 40 years as a New York public servant, he deserves and has earned the right to an investigation before everybody rushes to judgment?'

Mariah, 26, and Michaela, 23, are two of Cuomo's three daughters with Kerry Kennedy, who herself is the daughter of  Robert F. Kennedy, the liberal icon and brother of former president John F. Kennedy. 

Governor Cuomo's daughters and sister came to his defence on Sunday by sharing a tweet from Bill Baldwin defending him amid sexual harassment and bullying claims. Pictured: Billy Baldwin's Saturday tweet, ReTweeted by Cuomo's daughter Michaela

Governor Cuomo's daughters and sister came to his defence on Sunday by sharing a tweet from Bill Baldwin defending him amid sexual harassment and bullying claims. Pictured: Billy Baldwin's Saturday tweet, ReTweeted by Cuomo's daughter Michaela

Pictured: New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, walks with his daughter Mariah on the grounds of the Governor's Mansion following allegations that he had sexually harassed young women, in Albany, New York, March 12, 2021

Pictured: New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, walks with his daughter Mariah on the grounds of the Governor's Mansion following allegations that he had sexually harassed young women, in Albany, New York, March 12, 2021

Pictured: Actor Billy Baldwin (left) with now-NY Governor Andrew Cuomo (middle). Baldwin tweeted: 'I have known the entire Cuomo family since the 1980s. I have tremendous respect & admiration for every single one of them.'

Pictured: Actor Billy Baldwin (left) with now-NY Governor Andrew Cuomo (middle). Baldwin tweeted: 'I have known the entire Cuomo family since the 1980s. I have tremendous respect & admiration for every single one of them.'

It was revealed by the New York Post last year that Mariah's twin sister Cara - Cuomo's third daughter - had been dating state trooper Dane Pfeiffer, who was assigned to her father's security detail.

When the Governor learned of the relationship, Pfeiffer was transferred to a post near the Canadian border. Cara does not appear to have shared Baldwin's tweet.

All three of Cuomo's daughters made appearances during the Governor's Emmy-award winning coronavirus press briefings last year, often taking starring roles.


Mariah was seen arm-in-arm with her father on Friday while he spoke on a cell phone outside the governor's Albany mansion.

Michaela was a vocal supporter for survivors of sexual harassment during her time at the Ivy League Brown University in Rhode Island.

She argued in 2019 in a Brown Political Review essay that official sexual-assault investigations serve to defend the powers that be, rather than 'to decipher the truth or dole the consequences.'

Mariah Kennedy-Cuomo attends Governor Andrew Cuomo announcement and briefing on COVID-19 response at New York Stock Exchange, in May 2020

Mariah Kennedy-Cuomo attends Governor Andrew Cuomo announcement and briefing on COVID-19 response at New York Stock Exchange, in May 2020

According to The Post, the title of her essay was: 'Institutional Gaslighting; Investigations to Silence the Victim and Protect the Perp.'

US President Joe Biden sidestepped questions Sunday on whether New York Governor should resign over the allegations, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the state leader should 'look inside his heart' to decide if he can govern.

The pair stopped short of joining a growing list of other politicians, including many fellow Democrats, in demanding Cuomo's resignation.

Exiting Marine One Sunday, Biden told a reporter that 'the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us.'

New York's new Governor, Andrew Cuomo, walks from the Governor's Mansion in Albany, New York, to attend services with his girlfriend, Sandra Lee, center, and his daughters, from left, Cara, Michaela, and Mariah. Pictured in 2011

New York's new Governor, Andrew Cuomo, walks from the Governor's Mansion in Albany, New York, to attend services with his girlfriend, Sandra Lee, center, and his daughters, from left, Cara, Michaela, and Mariah. Pictured in 2011

Eight women have come forward since last month to denounce what they said were inappropriate words and gestures from Cuomo. One former employee said he slipped his hand under her blouse in an incident last year.

New York's senior senator, Chuck Schumer, now the majority leader in the US Senate, is among those who have explicitly called for the governor to step down.

Cuomo's accusers, most of them women who worked in the state government with him, 'must be treated with respect,' Pelosi said in carefully worded comments on ABC's 'This Week' program earlier Sunday, adding that 'they are credible and serious charges.'

She added: 'The governor should look inside his heart - he loves New York - to see if he can govern effectively.'

Joe Biden is seen on Sunday evening returning to the White House and asked about Cuomo

Joe Biden is seen on Sunday evening returning to the White House and asked about Cuomo

Biden insists on waiting for Cuomo investigation outcome
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Cuomo, who at 63 has been governor for the last 10 years, has repeatedly denied acting in any way he considered 'inappropriate.'

He has shrugged off the calls to resign, asking people to wait for the results of several investigations, including one being led by the state's attorney general, Letitia James.

Pelosi told ABC she had 'zero tolerance for sexual harassment' and said Cuomo's accusers should be listened to.

But she said both the women and Cuomo 'deserve to hear the results of these investigations,' adding that she had confidence in the state's attorney general.  

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