All hell is breaking loose around Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Each day a damaging new allegation appears that pushes him one step closer to political oblivion.
And Andrew Cuomo said one word about his sex scandal that took everyone by surprise.
The scandals surrounding Andrew Cuomo appeared to reach critical mass when former administration officials Charlotte Bennett and Lindsey Boylan stepped forward with allegations that Cuomo sexually harassed them by making inappropriate comments about their looks, touching and a forced kiss.
Cuomo went into straight damage control mode and began groveling in an attempt to save his political career.
In a statement Cuomo claimed he just liked to tell jokes and that he never meant to harass anyone.
“At work sometimes I think I am being playful and make jokes that I think are funny. I do, on occasion, tease people in what I think is a good natured way. I do it in public and in private. You have seen me do it at briefings hundreds of times. I have teased people about their personal lives, their relationships, about getting married or not getting married. I mean no offense and only attempt to add some levity and banter to what is a very serious business,” Cuomo began.
Cuomo then pivoted and claimed that he now understood how wrong his comments were and that he was “sorry.”
“I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended. I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that,” Cuomo added.
But Cuomo did deny the allegations made by Boylan that he creeped her out with unwanted touching and a forced kiss.
“To be clear I never inappropriately touched anybody and I never propositioned anybody and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but these are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to,” Cuomo added.
If Cuomo thought his apology would buy him some goodwill he thought wrong.
All Cuomo apologizing did was highlight how much trouble Cuomo believed he was in.
Trump-hating New York Times activist Maggie Haberman called Cuomo’s apology “breathtaking.”
“Hearing Andrew Cuomo apologize for anything is breathtaking,” Haberman told CNN. “I have covered him on-and-off for 20 years, and I can’t remember another time when he has done that. I think it speaks to the degree to which he knows he is in real trouble.”
Haberman added that Cuomo’s apology was an attempt to ward off an independent investigation into Cuomo’s conduct by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
That maneuver also failed as Cuomo eventually caved to the pressure and announced he would support an independent inquiry.
Critics contend that Governor Cuomo outlived his usefulness to the Democrat Party since Donald Trump is no longer in office and the left can’t use Cuomo as a prop to attack Trump over the coronavirus with anymore so they are casting him aside.
Cuomo trying to say he was sorry was Cuomo’s last-ditch effort to fight off this campaign by the left flank of the Democrat Party to move on from him.
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