A bridge too far for Cuomo

The bible verse, “The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”

Is often defined as the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children, meaning that children often suffer for the bad things their parents do.

Well here in New York you have the total opposite.

Democratic state lawmakers want to rename the Mario Cuomo Bridge back to its original name — the Tappan Zee Bridge — over the sins of the son, disgrace ex-governor Andrew Cuomo.

The bill was drafted by Assemblyman Michael Lawler (R-Rockland), however it has many Democratic backers to bring back the original name of the $4 billion Westchester-Rockland bridge after Cuomo named it after his father in a legislative backroom deal in 2017.

“This is a bipartisan effort. It’s not a Republican thing or Democratic thing,” Assemblywoman Chantel Jackson (D-Bronx) said at a joint press conference.

“With Andrew Cuomo in the early stages of a political comeback, it’s clear that we need to immediately restore the name of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Any delay is unacceptable, and may prevent us from ever righting this wrong,” Lawler said Tuesday.

I believe it is the right time to wipe the Cuomo name of the bridge and I also call on Archbishop Molloy High School — my alma mater as well as Andrew’s — to take him out of the school’s Hall of Fame.

It’s not cancel culture, it’s about the close to 15,000 families who lost loved ones in the pandemic and they should never have to hear or see that name again.


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