New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continued to deflect criticism of his sexual misconduct allegations Thursday; saying making someone “uncomfortable” is not “harassment.”
“I never said anything that I believed was inappropriate. I never meant to make you feel that way. You may hear it that way, you may interpret it that way, and I respect that! I apologize to you, if I said something you think is offensive,” said Cuomo.
“Harassment is not making someone feel uncomfortable. That’s not harassment. If I made you feel uncomfortable, that’s not harassment, that’s you feeling uncomfortable,” he added.
Watch Cuomo’s comments above.
BIDEN BACKS CUOMO? President Refuses to Condemn NY Gov, Says Dems Should Wait for Investigation
President Biden refused to call for the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo Sunday; saying his critics should wait for the findings of an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
“Do you think Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign?” asked one reporter.
“I think the investigation is under way and we should see what it brings us,” stated the President.
Watch Biden’s comments above.
BREAKING NOW: Majority of NY State Legislators Call for Andrew Cuomo to Resign, Police Involved
The majority of legislators in New York State are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign from office after a sixth allegation of sexual assault was reported to police in the state capital of Albany.
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s grip on power appeared increasingly threatened Thursday as a majority of state legislators called for his resignation and police in the state capital said they stood ready to investigate a groping allegation,” reports the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Majority of New York state legislators call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation amid sexual harassment allegations and nursing home scandal.
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“The Times Union of Albany reported Wednesday that an unidentified aide had claimed Cuomo reached under her shirt and fondled her after summoning her to his official residence late last year. Cuomo said he never touched anyone inappropriately,” adds the website.
Read the full report here.