Disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo broke his silence and admitted he regretted resigning. Trump did try to tell him you can’t win by caving to the cancel mob. Cuomo also accused New York State Attorney General Letitia James of “prosecutorial misconduct”
He said James’ action ‘undermined the Metoo movement and was a brand of ugly politics he had never seen before.” He also claimed he has been vindicated and would not rule out a comeback.
Cuomo said: “I never resigned because I said I did something wrong. I said I’m resigning because I don’t want to be a distraction. I’m still focused on communicating what happened here. Because as a precedent, it has to be exposed.
“Vindication is not the reason to run for office.
“You know, I’ve had the time and the space to get a little philosophical about this.
“Too many people do run for office because it’s about them. It’s about their ego, their need.”
Cuomo called what James did “prosecutorial misconduct.”
“It turns out in a remarkably short period of time that it did become all bogus. 11 became zero,” Cuomo said of the four different New York District Attorneys who decided not to prosecute him.
“If you do an honest summary, which is what I get from people on the street, I have been vindicated.”
He said the Jeff Zucker firing at CNN was “collateral damage” from James’ probe adding that she has “hurt a lot of people in a lot of different ways. And it was a brand of ugly politics like I had never seen before.”
“I think what they did here undermines the MeToo movement and the women’s movement and undermines the law,” Cuomo said.
“Because when you politicize claims or trivialize claims, the next woman who has a legitimate claim is going to get painted with the same brush.”
James’s office said:
“No one, including Andrew Cuomo, can dispute the fact that multiple investigations found allegations of sexual harassment against him to be credible.
“Only he is to blame for inappropriately touching his own staff and then quitting so he didn’t have to face impeachment.
“His baseless attacks won’t change the reality — Andrew Cuomo is a serial sexual harasser.”
“@TishJames is a serial liar whose touted 11 cases have now been reviewed by Democratic & Republican DAs across the state & have resulted in 0 cases being brought.” https://t.co/nVNmo8lHHm pic.twitter.com/HE6hYUkC7s— Andrew Cuomo (@andrewcuomo) February 1, 2022