Gov. Andrew Cuomo Won’t Attend Inauguration; “My Place Is In New York” Given Protest Risk At State Capitol

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Won’t Attend Inauguration; “My Place Is In New York” Given Protest Risk At State Capitol
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he had planned to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration but won’t now, preferring to stay close in case of demonstrations at the state Capitol building in Albany.

At a press briefing Monday, Cuomo also said New York’s Covid-19 cases are falling after a holiday surge. But clamor for the vaccine is rising – after the Federal government expanded eligibility, but without shipping more doses — so he’s asked NY-based Pfizer if the state could purchase them directly.

Authorities in all 50 states are on high alert for possible unrest on Inauguration Day Wednesday by pro-Trump demonstrators following the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 to disrupt the electoral count.

“I was planning to go to the inauguration. I will not be going. There is talk about demonstrations at state Capitols, and advisories … We have made preparations here with the state police.
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