Gov. Andrew Cuomo Kissed ‘Hundreds of Women, Men, Children, Even Legislators’

In this file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, Rev. Al Sharpton embrace as Cuomo is introduced at the National Action Network House of Justice, in New York, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (Richard Drew/AP Photo)
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) apologized to the state of New York and the women he made feel uncomfortable on Wednesday but hedged, saying he has kissed hundreds of “women, men, [and] children… even legislators.”

He excused his actions by explaining, “It was my father’s way of greeting people,” pointing out that “it is a cultural thing.”

Conservative commentators reacted, too:

Andrew Cuomo fought off questions from reporters, refusing to resign his position amid a growing controversy over sexual harassment claims made by three women, not to mention a nursing home scandal in which New York Attorney General Letitia James found Cuomo’s administration had “undercounted” the number of coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50 percent.


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