Oh, this is rich.
Governor Andrew Cuomo questioned the behaviors of New Yorkers amid differing Covid infection rates in the state, while pardoning his own treatment of women on Wednesday.
In his first press conference in nearly 10 days since the first accusation of sexual harassment came to light a weepy Cuomo almost sounded like he was blaming the victims.
“It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it,” Cuomo said tearfully. “I feel awful about it and frankly I am embarrassed by it and that’s not easy to say – but that’s the truth.”
“No offense, but if they were offended by it then it was wrong. And if they were offended by it, I apologize. And if they were hurt by it, I apologize. And if they felt pain from it, I apologize. I apologize,” he said.
“I did not intend it. I didn’t mean it that way. But if that’s how they felt, that’s all that matters and I apologize.”
The governor said he would not resign, but would “fully cooperate” with state Attorney General Letitia James’ investigations into both sexual harassment and the Covid-19 nursing home deaths.
“Wait for the facts before you form an opinion,” Cuomo said.
Well the fact is Cuomo did nothing on Wednesday to help himself.