Another leader of the #Resistance has been chosen by the New York Legislature to succeed the state’s Attorney General who resigned just hours after being accused of physically and sexually assaulting multiple women.
Eric Schneiderman will be replaced by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
“I don’t call any of my wives ‘brown slave’ or beat them unless they give me the safe word,” said Rouhani on hearing of the selection. “But I do spend much of my time with the #Resistance, so my work in Iran will not suffer.”
Schneiderman, a 63-year-old Democrat, was accused in a May 7 New Yorker report of hitting, choking, and verbally assaulting women. He has “strongly” contested the allegations.
“While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “As the de facto Supreme Leader of the New York Resistance, I know President Rouhani will continue the very important work I’ve started.”
As an ally of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Rouhani could be seen by Democrats as a potential eventual replacement for the governor.