Cuomo apologizes but won’t resign as he denies touching anyone 'inappropriately': 'I am embarrassed’

WATCH NOW: Cuomo makes announcement amid growing bipartisan calls to resign or be impeached

3/3/2021 9:13:00 PM

WATCH NOW: Cuomo makes announcement amid growing bipartisan calls to resign or be impeached

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized for his past behavior following allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by three women during a news conference Wednesday, telling reporters that he is 'embarrassed' by his actions and will cooperate with the New York attorney general's investigation of his conduct.

apologized for his past behavior following allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by three women during a news conference Wednesday, telling reporters that he is"embarrassed" by his actions and will cooperate with the New York attorney general's investigation of his conduct.

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During a briefing that first focused on developments in the coronavirus pandemic, Cuomo shifted to address the brewing scandal, stating that he was ignoring the advice of attorneys to address the public.DEMOCRATIC ASSEMBLYMAN SAYS GOV. CUOMO SHOULD RESIGN: 'PATTERN OF ABUSE OF POWER'

"I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it," Cuomo said."I feel awful about it and frankly I am embarrassed by it."Cuomo went on to say that he"never knew at the time I was making anyone feel uncomfortable," that he has"learned an important lesson," and"will be the better for this experience." headtopics.com

In this image taken from video from the Office of the N.Y. Governor, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (Office of the NY Governor via AP)((Office of the NY Governor via AP))When asked later, Cuomo said that he had taken the sexual harassment sensitivity training that is required of state workers.

The governor also stressed that he"never touched anyone inappropriately." When asked about the photograph of him gripping the face of Anna Ruch, who accused him of grabbing her face and kissing her cheek without permission, Cuomo claimed that it is a"customary" way for him to greet people.

"You can find hundreds of pictures of me making the same gesture with hundreds of people, women, men, children, etc., Cuomo said."You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people. Men, women, it is my usual and customary way of greeting."

CUOMO 'FAILED' TO HOLD HIMSELF TO HIGH STANDARD IF ALLEGATIONS TRUE, NY ASSEMBLY'S DEM LEADER SAYSNevertheless, he said he understands Ruch’s"opinion and feelings."Cuomo also urged people not to form opinions on the allegations until after New York Attorney General Letitia James concludes her investigation and reports her findings. headtopics.com

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Lindsey Boylan, a former Cuomo staffer who was the first to accuse him of sexual harassment, was not impressed with his apologies."How can New Yorkers trust you @NYGovCuomo to lead our state if you 'don’t know' when you’ve been inappropriate with your own staff?" Boylan tweeted.

Nearly 30 Democratic and Republican New York lawmakers have stated that Cuomo should either resign or face impeachment in the wake of the allegations and the scandal surrounding nursing home deaths during the pandemic. Read more: Fox News »

impeachcuomo this POS is equivalent to trump's dirt bag moves The leftist cities are shooting and killing each other. No law and order The left media is so corrupt. This Country will fall.