Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday shrugged off criticism about making a wisecrack that referenced the #MeToo movement.
With reporters and cameras crammed outside his Albany office on Wednesday, Cuomo emerged and asked for some space.
“I’ll bring you all up on charges under the #MeToo movement,” he joked.
Critics on social media quickly slammed the governor for making light of sexual harassment.
During an interview Thursday on WAMC radio, Cuomo said he was just trying to get some breathing space.
“I think it was an off-hand comment. I walked out into the hallway and I was assaulted by the gaggle, with pieces of equipment hitting me in all sorts of my anatomy and it was an off-hand comment just to get them to move back,” he said.
He continued to joke about it.
“The physical assault was overwhelming. But it was just an off-hand comment,” he added.
4 days, 17 hours ago
Virginia Democrats Voted to Allow Schools to Refrain from Reporting Sexual Battery in 2020
Virginia Democrats passed a law allowing schools to refrain from reporting instances of sexual battery, stalking, and other crimes occurring on school property in 2020
5 days, 13 hours ago
Sen. Tim Scott endorses McMaster in South Carolina governor's race
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott didn't endorse a primary candidate in South Carolina's 2018 gubernatorial race, but for 2022, he's offering an early nod to incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.
6 days, 16 hours ago
Youngkin says education is top issue in Virginia governor race: 'Parents are absolutely angry'
Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin on Tuesday referred to education as the top issue in the state's election
6 days, 19 hours ago
Abbott Completely Bans Vaccine Mandates By Any Employer In Texas
"The Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates."
1 week ago
Gov’s campaign paid $87.5K more to ex-staffer
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s campaign paid an additional $87,500 over the past six months as part of a settlement with a former staff member who had accused her of sexual mistreatment during a 2018 meeting