Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) responded to the growing calls for his resignation from high-profile Democrats on Friday as allegations of sexual harassment continue to mount. A defiant Cuomo condemned his Democratic detractors as "reckless and dangerous" and painted himself as a victim of "cancel culture."
Cuomo made the remarks in an audio-only COVID briefing, unlike previous pandemic briefings which have been on camera.
"Women have a right to come forward and be heard, and I encourage that fully," Cuomo conceded. "But I also want to be clear there is still a question of the truth."
Cuomo also implied there are secret agendas at play and questioned the "motivations for making an allegation" after saying he would not speculate about "alleged motives."
"I did not do what has been alleged. Period," Cuomo said. "I won't speculate about people's possible motives but I can tell you, as a former Attorney General who has gone through this situation many times, there are often many motivations for making an allegation and that is why you need to know the facts before you made a decision."
"I'm not going to argue this issue in the press," Cuomo declared. "That is not how it is done. That is not the way it should be done. Serious allegations should be weighed seriously, right? That's why they are called serious."
"There are facts and there are opinions. And I've always separated the two. When I do briefings, I put out the facts, and then I offer my opinions. But they are two different concepts," Cuomo argued.
"Politicians who don't know a single fact but yet form a conclusion and an opinion are in my opinion reckless and dangerous," Cuomo argued. "The people of New York should not have confidence in a politician who takes a position without knowing the facts and substance. That, my friends, is politics at its worst."
“People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture, and the truth," Cuomo said. "Let the review proceed, I’m not going to resign, I was not elected by the politicians, I was elected by the people."
"Part of this is that I am not part of the political club. And you know what? I'm proud of it," Cuomo, a three-term governor, and son of a former three-term governor said.
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