New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was in Manhattan on Monday speaking about the importance of the "Raise the Age" initiative, a movement seeking to abolish laws in New York and North Carolina that require any minor who is 16 or 17 to be charged as an adult in criminal cases.
During his speech, Cuomo's official Twitter account tweeted some of the quotes from his speech. One particular quote, however, got some unwanted attention.
"The answer is unity. The answer is love. The answer is compassion. That’s what made New York, New York," Cuomo's account tweeted.
The answer is unity. The answer is love. The answer is compassion. That’s what made New York, New York. https://t.co/DKCF4y5LRF— Andrew Cuomo (@Andrew Cuomo) 1489451309.0
The line was highlighting the importance of equality in the criminal justice system and that New Yorkers should be united in love and compassion. But the tone was quite a bit different from what he's previously said, especially when talking about conservatives.
In 2014, Cuomo said that conservatives who are "extreme" by being pro-life, pro-Second Amendment or against same-sex marriage "have no place in the state of New York," according to the Washington Times.
So naturally, Twitter was quick to catch Cuomo's hypocrisy and call him out for it:
@NYGovCuomo unless you're a conservative...— Tony from Charm City (@Tony from Charm City) 1489464509.0
You told people who dared oppose gun control and abortion to leave. https://t.co/jQcXgkT30X— Kim Jong-unthony Bialy (@Kim Jong-unthony Bialy) 1489457263.0
@NYGovCuomo The answer is compassion unless you're conservative. The answer is loving the middle class, while you pick their pockets...— Amber (@Amber) 1489461535.0