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Cuomo Apologizes Over Sexual Harassment Allegations, but Refuses to Resign

Andrew Cuomo came out of hiding long enough to apologize to the women accusing him of sexual harassment, and then refused to resign as governor of New York.


Rules for thee but not for me…

We’ve seen this song and dance played out time and time again by democrats.

They hold conservatives to rediculous standards, but when they find themselves in a similar situation, they bend the rules to serve their own best interests.

That’s the story of disgraced New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who is facing an endless wave of scandals and allegations.

The latest big scandal is that several more women have come out publicly, claiming that Cuomo sexually harassed them.

Cuomo made a public apology to the women accusing him, but also claimed that he did not know he was making them uncomfortable with his actions at the time.

He had this to say of the matter:

“I fully support a woman’s right to come forward, and I think it should be encouraged in every way.”

“I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional, and I truly and deeply apologize for it.”

As far as the calls for his resignation, Cuomo says he has no intention of resigning.

“I’m going to do the job the people of the state of New York elected me to do,” he said.

NBC has more on this breaking story:

Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday publicly addressed the claims of sexual harassment against him, apologizing for remarks he said "made people feel uncomfortable" but rebuffing demands that he resign.

"I was elected by the people of the state of New York," Cuomo said, in his first televised remarks since the multiple claims became public. "I'm not going to resign."

After delivering a lengthy briefing on the state of the pandemic, Cuomo turned his attention to three allegations of harassment he faces.

"I want New Yorkers to hear from me directly on this. First, I fully support a woman's right to come forward. And I think it should be encouraged in every way," he said. "I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional. And I truly and deeply apologize for it."

"I feel awful about it," Cuomo said. "And frankly, I am embarrassed by it. And that's not easy to say. But that's the truth. But this is what I want you to know, and I want you to know this from me directly. I never touched anyone inappropriately."

He then pleaded with New Yorkers "to wait for the facts from the attorney general's report before forming an opinion."

New York Attorney General Letitia James is undertaking an investigation into the allegations.

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry for whatever pain I caused anyone," he added. "I never intended it and I will be the better for this experience."

Cuomo's remarks followed allegations from three women who have said the Democratic governor made them feel uncomfortable.

Cuomo says he will not resign.

Cuomo has been an absolute disaster as governor.

A recent opinion piece in the New York Post calls him is an absolute failure on all fronts:

Suddenly, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s popularity and power are plummeting. But the fall has been building for months — and the sexual-harassment allegations that he’s so focused on handling (badly) are just the latest stick on the bonfire.

Consider the Emerson College poll findings: Approval of his job performance is down from a stellar 71 percent last April to just 38 percent now, with a full 48 percent of New Yorkers disapproving.

Meanwhile, the Legislature is suddenly but rapidly moving to revoke most of his pandemic-emergency powers as soon as Friday.

He knows he’s in trouble: His extraordinary press conference Wednesday featured little of the bluster and bombast that he used in the past to sidestep reporters’ questions and lawmakers’ demands. But, as we note elsewhere, he still bombed.

He could legitimately claim that the harassment allegations remain just that — if he himself hadn’t loudly insisted that due process wasn’t necessary in past cases, from the dubious accusations against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh and former Assemblyman Micah Kellner to the far more serious ones against late Assemblyman Vito Lopez and others.

More important, his dodging and distraction on the nursing-home scandal no longer work: Emerson found a full 45 percent of voters say he should resign now over his deadly handling of that issue.

Of course, it's not all Cuomo's fault the public is just now turning on him.

If the media hadn't covered for him all last year, more people would have seen him as the absolute failure that he is.

Even Jim Acosta was called out by the crowd at CPAC over CNN's failure to cover the Cuomo scandals.

Most Americans are finally in agreement over what Cuomo.

It's time for him to step aside for his continued failures.


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