New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called in to the Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday morning (unprompted) to discuss the latest on the Metro-North derailment, the findings of the Moreland Commission on corruption, and his relationship with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. Cuomo pledged that he is "with him on universal pre-K" but refused to offer specifics on whether the Albany legislature would approve de Blasio's plan to tax wealthy New York City residents to pay for pre-K expansion. "We're going to have that conversation in January," said Cuomo.
On the Metro-North crash, Cuomo stated that there was no evidence of equipment failure or track problems, but refused to comment on reports that the driver had fallen asleep. He added: "There are all sorts of liability questions. There's going to be all sorts of law enforcement agencies that will be taking a look at the liability."
"This operator is not going to be operating a train any time soon, of that I can assure you," Cuomo said.