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Late last month, NBC political director Chuck Todd threw his usual hissy fit when addressing the topic of liberal bias in the media during an interview with The Verge. But in the wake of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) surprise resignation on Tuesday, Todd thanked the governor for making upcoming elections easier for Democrats and for not dragging New York Democrats through an impeachment process. He even hyped the idea that Cuomo could return to office in as little as three years.
Todd launched into his praise for Cuomo on NBC Nightly News after anchor Lester Holt asked him, “what does this mean for the Democratic Party in New York and nationally?” “Well, it's a big sigh of relief both for Democrats in New York and for Democrats nationally. Cuomo a national brand name. He had the ability to drag this out,” he replied.
He went on to warn that Cuomo had the ability to be an albatross around the necks of Democrats in the midterms if he had tried to stay and fight. “It could have sullied Democrats up and down the ballot, could have cost them a couple of House seats, which could cost them control of Congress,” Todd said.