New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again refuses to resign, says Democratic calls for him to quit are 'dangerous'
A combative New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday again refused to resign, arguing that calls by a growing number of Democratic lawmakers that he quit due to a sexual harassment scandal are “reckless and dangerous” because they do not know the facts.
“I did not do what has been alleged, period,” Cuomo told reporters. “Politicians who don’t know a single fact but yet form a conclusion and then an opinion are in my opinion reckless and dangerous.”
“I never harassed anyone, I never assaulted anyone, I never abused anyone,” the three-term Democratic governor said, after suggesting that the women who have complained about him had some motivation to lie. He did not say what that motivation might be.
He also said, “I have not had a sexual relationship that was inappropriate.”
“I’m not going to resign,” Cuomo said. “I was not elected by the politicians, I was elected by the people.”