As the walls closed in on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday with dozens of Democratic lawmakers calling for him to go, he invoked a new defense to accusations of sexual harassment: It’s cancel culture.
“Politicians who don’t know a single fact but yet form a conclusion and then [an] opinion are, in my opinion, reckless and dangerous,” he said during a phone briefing that was supposed to be about coronavirus. “That, my friends, is politics at its worst. People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture, and the truth.”
Pressure for him to resign reached fever pitch on Friday, with almost half of all state Democrats and the majority of New York’s congressional Democrats calling for him to go. State Sen. Mike Gianaris told NBC New York that the entire Democratic state Senate delegation wanted him out.