UPDATED 9:18 AM PT – Monday, January 25, 2021
Tensions are reportedly on the rise between Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.). According to a New York Post article on Sunday, the two have a “working relationship at best.”
A Democrat insider reported “there was enormous tension” between Schumer and Cuomo in the spring over major coronavirus legislation.
Gov. Cuomo even threatened to sue the federal government after claiming stimulus legislation, which Schumer took large part in constructing, did not do enough for New York.
“If Washington doesn’t provide the New York state with our fair share of funding, we’re going to pursue litigation because I cannot in good faith represent the people of this state and know that they are being harmed, ” stated the democrat governor. “And know that they are being treated unfairly.”
COVID showed us low tide in America.
It exposed the ugliness that lies beneath.
The racism, disparities and inequality.
In NYS we will ensure that no New Yorker is left behind in the vaccine distribution.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 23, 2021
With Sen. Schumer shifting seats to the Senate Majority Leader, however, he may now work harder to appease the governor.