An unearthed video from 2018 shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo make a creepy suggestion to a female reporter and helps substantiate a pattern of inappropriate sexual behavior from the beleaguered Democrat.
The exchange discovered by TheBlaze comes at the end of a debate between Cuomo and his Republican gubernatorial challenger Marc Molinaro.
The contentious debate was winding down when WCBS-TV political correspondent Marcia Kramer asked the candidates to hum a few bars of a song that personalized the candidates or their campaigns. Cuomo quickly tossed out a rap song about New York City by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.
"Empire State of Mind, I'm not singing it," Cuomo refused.
"Oh c'mon!" said Kramer. "You can do it!"
"No, no," responded Cuomo.
"Oh, you're a coward!" she teased.
"In the shower I can do it!" he added, smiling.
Kramer moved on to Molinaro who also refused to sing the song he cited.
"Can't I get you to sing just a few bars of Empire State of Mind?" she said back to Cuomo.
"No! That's a campaign killer!" he joked.
"Alright, fine, we're gonna go to the end of the debate," she continued.
"Unless you come to the shower!" Cuomo added.
Although Molinaro appeared unfazed by the joke at the time, he later tweeted that the comment was "awkward & inappropriate."
Cuomo is fighting numerous accusations from women claiming a range of sexual harassment incidents, including unwanted touching, groping, and inappropriate comments. He is also facing public outrage from a controversial order he gave to house coronavirus-positive patients in nursing homes where thousands of elderly patients later died. Several prominent politicians have called for his resignation, including many from his own party.
Molinaro's running mate at the time, Julie Killian, also registered her complaint against Cuomo on Twitter.
"Really @andrewcuomo? You've hid in your mansion while countless women have spoken out against Albany's rampant culture of sexual abuse; and now you're inviting them to your shower," Killian tweeted.
Others criticized, him including Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe.
"How can a person (@NYGovCuomo) claim he supports women's rightsand [sic] then invite the debate moderator into the shower? It's hypocrisy at its finest," he tweeted.
Here's the video of the bizarre Cuomo comment:
New York Gubernatorial Debate youtu.be
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