New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo all but disappeared after a slew of women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.
He reappeared on Monday, holding his first formal press conference since the end of November. And the governor used his bully pulpit to lash out at his accusers, saying they just “want attention.”
Wen asked about the growing number of women accusing him of sexual misconduct, Cuomo said “No, no.”
“As for why he thought dozens of people have attested to his alleged disturbing behavior, Cuomo replied, ‘People are venial. People want attention. People are angry. People are jealous,’” The New York Post reported.
Cuomo was asked if he regrets inviting at least one female staffer to the Executive Mansion, Cuomo replied, “No.”
“I have many women who were working state government. I’m very proud that we probably have more women in senior positions than ever before,” he said. “And I think that’s a good thing.”
Cuomo said he was not worried about