Soon-to-be failed presidential candidate Andrew Cuomo wants you to know how much he hates the GOP tax plan. Instead, he found himself lashing out at a female reporter. How dare a woman ask him about sexual harassment! It’s bad enough Kirsten Gillibrand‘s team of script writers gave her a new draft to read is out feministing him this week.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said a female journalist did "a disservice to women" for asking what his administration was doing to confront sexual harassment in state government. https://t.co/F23hADMlal pic.twitter.com/Mxi1XDcc1e
— Joseph Spector (@GannettAlbany) December 13, 2017
Public radio reporter Karen DeWitt asked the Democratic governor about the state’s response to harassment following an event Wednesday.
Cuomo declined to answer the question directly, instead asking reporters what they were doing to address harassment in their organizations.
He told DeWitt that asking about harassment in state government does a “disservice to women” by minimizing the issue. He notes it that the problem goes far beyond government and affects women in all industries and areas of society.
A disservice to women. For asking a chief executive about sexual harassment. In government. Which is a huge problem, by the way!
Keep in mind, there have been two accusations leveled at two SEPARATE Cuomo officials in recent months. So there is good reason to ask about harassment state government. Also, there’s the fact that the Governor is the head of state government. That would be a good reason too.
Shockingly (not), people were not amused by this little tantrum.
Lecturing a woman on sexual harassment when *his* top aide, his buddies Weinstein, Batali (well known) guilty beyond the pale. This whole scrum sounds deranged. https://t.co/tUDtuawLXe
— Jessica Proud (@jessicaproud) December 13, 2017
Those would be the fellas from these hits: Salma Hayek: ‘Harvey Weinstein Threatened to Kill Me…’ and Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Accused of Sexual Misconduct. It’s Bad… For any of you who may not have known.
So much for being pro-woman.
Tell me more about my life as a woman. https://t.co/qqe5HuBjLV
— Amanda Fries (@mandy_fries) December 13, 2017
If someone ever asks you, "What's mansplaining," just show them this video. https://t.co/QFwC9xV7pB
— Robert Harding (@RobertHarding) December 13, 2017
Now we watch as the Governor tries backpedaling. Enjoy!
First question to @NYGovCuomo from @J__Velasquez: Governor, why did you think @kdewitt7’s question was a disservice to women? A: “My point was, we are going to have a comprehensive package addressing the sexual harassment.”
— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) December 13, 2017
The Alabama part was totes adorbs. Democrats were planning on using that all day. Cuomo was determined, even if Roy Moore is drowning his sorrows outside of Forever 21 right now.
Oh Andy. Who could have thought your brother Chris was the less dumb one.