“Women have a right to come forward and be heard and I encourage that fully. But I also want to be clear, there is still a question of the truth, I did not do what has been alleged. Period,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference on Friday.
“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 make decision,” continued Cuomo.
Meanwhile on Friday Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Jamaal Bowman issued a joint statement asking for Cuomo’s resignation, saying that “the fact that this latest report was so recent is alarming, and it raises concerns about the present safety and well-being of the administration’s staff. These allegations have all been consistent and highly-detailed, and there are also credible media reports substantiating their accounts.”
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) March 12, 2021
“Politicians who don’t know a single fact but then form a conclusion and an opinion are in my opinion reckless and dangerous,” said Cuomo responding to many accusations and calls from politicians including from his own Democratic party. “The people of New York should not have confidence in a politician who takes a position without knowing any facts or substance — that my friends is politics at its worst.”
“A lot of people allege a lot of things for a lot of reasons.”
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