In contrast, Democrats have decided to put principle before party or power. When facing an issue that has become key to Democratic politics — the struggle against sexual harassment in the workplace — the party stood firm. Despite the potential risk of opening the gubernatorial seat to Trump loyalist New York Rep. Lee Zeldin, the party said enough is enough. Collectively, Democrats rallied against their own and put unyielding pressure on Cuomo to step down.
While the Republican Party appears far more united, the Democratic Party has shown it is more willing to balance partisan interests with those of the general public. And, on Tuesday, Cuomo was finally forced to reckon with this reality — a consequence of his own alleged behavior in the workplace.