You really can’t make this up.
Disgraced ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to resurrect his career during Lent by starting with a speech at God’s Battalion of Prayer in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
“As you probably know, I’ve gone through a difficult period the past few months. I resigned as governor, the press roasted me, my colleagues were ridiculed, my brother was fired,” he said on the first Sunday of Lent. “It was ugly.”
“It was probably the toughest time of my life, and it was probably the first time that I was glad my father wasn’t here with us anymore, so he didn’t have to see,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo claimed during his 25-minute non-confessional that “cancel culture,” the media and “political sharks” drove him out of office. However, he forgot to mention all the nursing home deaths that came on his watch.
Cuomo, who has many women claiming he was inappropriate with them blamed changing norms as his alibi. He hasn’t change but societal norms have.
“My behavior has been the same for 40 years in public life. … But that was actually the problem. Because for some people, especially younger people, there’s a new sensitivity. No one ever told me I made them feel uncomfortable. I never sensed that I caused anyone discomfort. I was trying to do the exact opposite,” said Cuomo.
“But I’ve been called old-fashioned, out-of-touch, and I’ve been told my behavior was not politically correct or appropriate. I accept that. Social norms evolve and they evolve quickly,” he added. “But I didn’t appreciate how fast their perspective changed. And I should have.“
Cuomo went on a rant over state Attorney General Letitia James and her probe that concluded the disgraced governor harassed 11 women.
Cuomo, who stepped down from office amid the threat of impeachment, groused, “They used cancel culture to effectively overturn an election,” referring to his 2018 election victory.
The Attorney General’s office fired back later Sunday with a scathing comment to Cuomo’s fiery pulpit speech.
“Serial sexual harasser Andrew Cuomo won’t even spare a house of worship from his lies,” it said. “Even though multiple independent investigations found his victims to be credible, Cuomo continues to blame everyone but himself. Cuomo wasn’t railroaded; he quit so he wouldn’t be impeached. New Yorkers are ready to move forward from this sick, pathetic man.”
You know when Democrats go at each other like this, perhaps cancel culture is not all bad.