New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) responded to the state Attorney General investigation finding he sexually harassed multiple women.
“I can now finally share the truth,” Cuomo told New Yorkers in televised remarks Tuesday. “The facts are much different than what has been portrayed.”
“I want you to know directly from me that I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.”
“That is just not who I am and that is not who I’ve ever been,” he added.
In an effort to normalize his physically inappropriate behavior, the top Democrat claimed he kisses and hugs everybody as part of the rigors of the job as governor.
“I do kiss people on the forehead. I do kiss people on the cheek. I do kiss people on the hand. I do embrace people. I do hug people. Men and women,” Cuomo said. “I do on occasion say ‘Ciao Bella’ on occasion I slip and say sweetheart or darling or honey.”
CUOMO: "I do kiss people on the forehead. I do kiss people on the cheek. I do kiss people on the hand. I do embrace people. I do hug people. Men and women. I do on occasion say 'Ciao Bella' on occasion I slip and say sweetheart or darling or honey." pic.twitter.com/itabzCfY9d
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 3, 2021
Cuomo’s response came just hours after New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the findings of the investigation.
“The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” James said.
Numerous New York Democrat lawmakers, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, are now calling for Cuomo to resign.
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