Watch: Creepy Cuomo Gives Lecture-Like, Overdramatically Emotional Apology & Media Eats It Up

Written By BlabberBuzz | Friday, 05 March 2021 07:00

In his first press briefing since three women came forward with claims of sexual harassment, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized for acting "in a way that made people feel uncomfortable," but denied touching anyone inappropriately and said he would not resign.

New York's attorney general is conducting an investigation into the sexual harassment allegations, which were raised in the past week by two former aides and a woman who met Cuomo at a wedding. Cuomo — who is facing mounting calls to resign — reiterated that he will fully cooperate with that investigation, and asked New Yorkers to wait for the full report before forming an opinion.

The New York Gov declared that he has no intention of leaving office, despite calls from dozens of state lawmakers who want him to either step down or face impeachment.

Democrats and Republicans alike have collectively come out against Cuomo during dual scandals involving nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic and recently published allegations of sexual harassment. Despite the opposition, the governor said he will push forward with his duties.

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"I'm not going to resign," Cuomo announced at a briefing Wednesday.

Nearly 30 Democratic and Republican New York lawmakers have called for Cuomo to resign or be impeached.

Democratic New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" on Wednesday that Cuomo should resign "for the good of the state."

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Assemblyman Ron Kim, another Democrat, shared the hashtag #ResignCuomo while retweeting a post about Cuomo's response to the harassment allegations. Kim also criticized Cuomo for "publishing a book in the middle of the pandemic while suppressing life and death data."

Kim joins fellow Democratic Assembly members, including Jessica González-Rojas, Jo Anne Simon and Dan Quart, as well as Republicans Dave DiPietro and Mike Lawler.

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Democratic State Sens. Jessica Ramos, Robert Jackson, Gustavo Rivera, Alessandra Biaggi and James Skoufis have also pushed for Cuomo's resignation alongside Republican colleagues Mike Martucci, Jim Tedisco and Rob Ortt.

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Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., also called for Cuomo to step down following a report of a third woman accusing him of inappropriate behavior.

"The time has come. The Governor must resign," Rice stated.

Similarly, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that if the allegations against the governor are true, "he can not govern."

Cuomo shrugged off the demands, pointing to New York's many pressing needs that he must address, including the state's budget, saying that will be able to work on the budget while cooperating with the state attorney general's investigations of the scandals.

Cuomo noted that he was able to work on a budget last year, even as the pandemic was at a high point.

"We did both, and we'll do both here," he stressed.

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