Andrew Cuomo is not resigning.
The Governor of New York reaffirmed that he will not be stepping down on Friday (March 12) as a majority of House Democrats called for his resignation amid allegations of misconduct, as well as for his handling of the pandemic.
“People know the difference between playing politics and bowing to cancel culture. There are now two reviews underway. No one wants them to happen more quickly and more thoroughly than I do. Let them do it. I am not going to argue this issue in the press. That’s not the way it should be done. Serious allegations should be weighed seriously,” he said in a press briefing.
“There are facts and then there are opinions and I have always separated the two. I do briefings. I put out the facts then I offer my opinions but they are two different things.”
He denied the allegations, saying he never harassed, grabbed or assaulted anyone, and that he “never would.” He admitted he may have unintentionally taken awkward photographs with women. Anna Ruch claimed he grabbed her face and kissed her at a wedding reception in September of 2019, with a picture as proof.
“Now, is it possible that I have taken a picture with a person who after the fact says that they were uncomfortable with the pose in the picture? Yes. And that’s what you’re hearing about. I have taken thousands of pictures. I never meant to make anyone feel uncomfortable or awkward.”
“There are times I go to take a picture with a person and I can see they’re stand-offish, and I don’t. I apologize for people I have taken pictures with and who after the fact said they were uncomfortable with that picture,” he said.