ALBANY, NY- Amidst allegations of sexual harassment, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the state Wednesday and said that he was sorry.
“I feel awful about it and frankly, I'm embarrassed by it, and that's not easy to say but that's the truth,” he said.
Hosting a live press conference, this was the first public appearance the Governor has made since last Monday.
At least three women have come forward with claims that the Governor portrayed inappropriate behavior and gestures towards them.
While standing firm by claiming he never touched anyone inappropriately, the Governor says that he now understands that he has acted in a manner that made others feel uncomfortable.
“It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it,” he explained.
“I ask the people of this state to wait for the facts from the Attorney General's report before forming an opinion. Get the facts please before forming an opinion and the Attorney General is doing that review. I will fully cooperate with it and then you will have the facts and make a decision when you know the facts.”
Despite the Governor coming forward with his apology, several law makers on both sides of the isle are keeping him in hot water over the allegations and the state’s nursing home response for COVID-19 a year ago.
Some lawmakers are demanding a resignation, which is something the Governor dismissed completely during his press conference.
“I wasn’t elected by politicians, I was elected by the people of the state of New York,” he clarified. “I’m not going to resign.”
Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office.