Former Cuomo advisor Lindsey Boylan plans to launch PAC in opposition to Schumer, Gillibrand
Lindsey Boylan attends the 9th Annual Elly Awards held by the New York Women’s Forum on June 17, 2019 in New York City.
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A former aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to set up a political action committee against Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand after failing to urge New York Governor to resign.
Lindsey Boylan, who in a Medium post accused Cuomo of kissing her without her consent, among other things, said on Twitter that she plans to start the PAC around the primary Schumer, who is eligible for re-election next year, and Gillibrand, who it is not to start until 2025 for re-election.
A nonprofit called the Gravel Institute tweeted in response to Boylan’s suggestion to be “on board”. Their Twitter account states that they are “making educational videos for the left”. Their website states that they “advocate direct democracy to achieve a just and equal society”.
Boylan did not respond to CNBC’s request for comment. Representatives from Schumer and Gillibrand did not respond to requests for comment.
Cuomo has denied Boylan’s allegations. He was charged with sexual harassment by several women, leading Democrats across the state to demand his resignation. A majority of the New York delegation in the House of Representatives called on Cuomo to step down on Friday.
Both New York Senators Supported the New York District Attorney’s general investigation into Cuomo’s alleged conduct, but not requested to resign.
Cuomo has denied all allegations of harassment and stated on Friday that he will not resign.
Although the Cook Political Report identifies Schumer’s race as a “solid Democrat,” an outside political action committee could complicate his race and recruit other candidates for Schumer in a democratic elementary school.
Gillibrand previously called for the then Democratic Senator Al Franken to resign when he was accused of sexual misconduct.