Posted 42 days ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) delivered his first public remarks since being accused of sexual harassment, declaring in a press conference: “I never touched anyone inappropriately.”
“The lawyers say that I shouldn’t say anything until that review is over, I’m a lawyer too, but I want New Yorkers to hear directly from me on that. I fully support a woman’s right to come forward, it should be encouraged in every way,” Cuomo 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, and frankly, I am embarrassed by it, and that is not easy to say but it is the truth.”
“I never touched anyone inappropriately,” the governor added. “I never knew at the time I was making anyone feel uncomfortable.”
Cuomo then urged New Yorkers to wait for the facts to be made public prior to judging the situation.
“I ask the people of this state to wait for the facts of the attorney general’s report before forming an opinion, get the facts please before forming an opinion,” Cuomo urged.
Cuomo then made clear that he will not resign from his post, saying: “I’m going to do the job the people of the state elected me to do.”
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