New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting a chance to test his acting chops.
The embattled progressive icon is under fire for allegedly being sexually inappropriate and manipulative to a number of women and pressuring them into sexual activity in his role as their boss and a very powerful man.
The fact that Cuomo’s policies led to the deaths of thousands of seniors in New York state appears to have been largely forgotten by the mainstream media, however, since everyone loves a salacious story about a perverted face-grabber with no game who apparently routinely made women deeply uncomfortable.
Now Cuomo is responding to the women who’ve come out against them, tearing up as he maintained his innocence and saying that the photos of him kissing women are nothing special since “kissing people is my customary way of greeting.”
Cuomo had more to say in response.
Cuomo: Sorry for All the Kisses Ladies, It’s Just My Style
Cuomo has been hiding out for the past week, but he held a new press conference to address the allegations against him. He said sorry to all the women he upset and said that their concerns were upsetting to him because he never meant to make them feel uncomfortable.
When it comes to what everyone was wondering, however, Cuomo had bad news.
He won’t be stepping down. Not even close.
Although he claims he’ll be cooperating completely with the Attorney Generals investigation, Cuomo has now managed to shift the media focus away from the thousands of nursing home deaths he contributed to and onto speculations about him being a creepy and harassing boss.
So far three women who worked for the Governor have accused Cuomo of unwanted kissing on the lips, groping, personal questions, romantic pressure and bullying female staffers about their personal lives.
Cuomo’s claim that it’s just how he greets people is absurd, since the accusation of unwanted kissing on the lips isn’t about him giving a standard Italian kiss on the cheeks, it’s about him trying to force a woman to make out with him who didn’t want to do so.
Still, let’s face it. None of us want to see through Don Lemon on CNN talking about what kind of kissing is kosher or not. This is all ridiculous, and the conversation needs to be shifted back to the far worse accusations against Cuomo regarding forcing New York nursing homes to accept COVID positive individuals.
I am dreading the stupid conversation we are going to have re: Cuomo about what kind of kissing and hugging is OK and what is not.
— Jessica Wakeman (@JessicaWakeman) March 3, 2021
Cuomo Zooms Away
Speaking about NY’s COVID situation over Zoom and then talking about the scandal, Cuomo promised that he won’t resign and said his way of being touchy-feely is just what he learned from his late father Mario Cuomo.
In typical male feminist talk, Cuomo said “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. I feel awful about it and frankly I am embarrassed by it,” he added.
Is Cuomo “embarrassed” about the thousands of dead seniors who would otherwise be alive if he hadn’t stuck COVID patients into their residences?
“I do not believe I have ever done anything in my public career that I am ashamed of. I didn’t know I was making her uncomfortable at the time, I feel badly that I did. Sensitivities have changed and behavior has changed. I get it and I’m going to learn from it,” Cuomo said.