When Kathy Hochul succeeded Andrew Cuomo as governor of New York (she was his lieutenant governor), she was asked about the culture of sexual abuse that had arisen under her boss. “Anyone who crosses the line will be addressed by me.” Not true.

Hochul gave a pass to an accused sexual abuser in her administration, Ibrahim Khan, the former chief of staff to Attorney General Letitia James: he is accused of sexually harassing a former AG employee. Hochul said that she does not support an investigation of this matter. But when it came to probes of accused priests, she supported all of them.

James was also tough on Cuomo, but when allegations were made about her chief of staff, she insisted on due process rights for him. But she never demanded due process for accused priests.

The double standard is glaring.

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