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Andrew Cuomo Will Not Give in to 'Cancel Culture' Amid Calls to Resign for Misconduct Allegations

Andrew Cuomo is not resigning.

The Governor of New York reaffirmed that he will not be stepping down on Friday (March 12) as a majority of House Democrats called for his resignation amid allegations of misconduct, as well as for his handling of the pandemic.

“People know the difference between playing politics and bowing to cancel culture. There are now two reviews underway. No one wants them to happen more quickly and more thoroughly than I do. Let them do it. I am not going to argue this issue in the press. That’s not the way it should be done. Serious allegations should be weighed seriously,” he said in a press briefing.

“There are facts and then there are opinions and I have always separated the two. I do briefings. I put out the facts then I offer my opinions but they are two different things.”

He denied the allegations, saying he never harassed, grabbed or assaulted anyone, and that he “never would.” He admitted he may have unintentionally taken awkward photographs with women. Anna Ruch claimed he grabbed her face and kissed her at a wedding reception in September of 2019, with a picture as proof.

“Now, is it possible that I have taken a picture with a person who after the fact says that they were uncomfortable with the pose in the picture? Yes. And that’s what you’re hearing about. I have taken thousands of pictures. I never meant to make anyone feel uncomfortable or awkward.”

“There are times I go to take a picture with a person and I can see they’re stand-offish, and I don’t. I apologize for people I have taken pictures with and who after the fact said they were uncomfortable with that picture,” he said.

Find out more about what the House Democrats are saying.

House Democrats Call on Governor Andrew Cuomo to Resign Amid Allegations

Andrew Cuomo is being asked to resign.

Congressional Democrats from New York, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, are calling for the governor of New York to resign amid growing accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct, as well as his handling of the pandemic.

Cuomo has already said he will not resign, and is urging people to wait until the conclusion of an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

“The repeated accusations against the Governor, and the manner in which he has responded to them, have made it impossible for him to continue to govern at this point,” Nadler said on Twitter.

Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of the people of New York. Governor Cuomo must resign.”

12 of the 19 House Democrats from New York have called for Cuomo to quit thus far.

“As members of the New York delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, we believe these women, we believe the reporting, we believe the Attorney General, and we believe the fifty-five members of the New York State legislature, including the State Senate Majority Leader, who have concluded that Governor Cuomo can no longer effectively lead in the face of so many challenges,” Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman said in a joint statement.

His brother Chris Cuomo recently spoke about the allegations.

Chris Cuomo Speaks Out About Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Brother Andrew Cuomo

Chris Cuomo is opening up about his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The 50-year-old television journalist addressed allegations made against the 63-year-old politician on Monday night (March 1) on his CNN show.

“Before we start tonight, let me say something that I am sure is very obvious to you who watch my show, and thank you for that. You are straight with me. I will be straight with you,” he said.

“Obviously, I am aware of what is going on with my brother, and obviously, I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now of course CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so. I have always cared very deeply about these issues, and profoundly so. I just want to tell you that. There’s a lot of news that goes on also, so let’s get after that,” he continued.

Two former aides accused Andrew of sexual harassment.

In a statement, the governor said: “I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended. I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.”

CNN recently said they had reinstated their rule that Chris was not allowed to cover any news related to his brother.

Chris Cuomo Is No Longer Allowed to Interview or Cover News About Brother Andrew Cuomo

Chris Cuomo is no longer able to interview or report on his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

CNN told ET in a statement that they had reinstated their rule that Chris was not allowed to cover any news related to his brother.

During the start of the pandemic, the network allowed Andrew to appear on Chris‘ show Cuomo Prime Time.

“The early months of the pandemic crisis were an extraordinary time,” a spokesperson for CNN said. “We felt that Chris speaking with his brother about the challenges of what millions of American families were struggling with was of significant human interest. As a result, we made an exception to a rule that we have had in place since 2013 which prevents Chris from interviewing and covering his brother, and that rule remains in place today. CNN has covered the news surrounding Governor Cuomo extensively.”

Andrew has faced public scrutiny for his administration’s handling of nursing home deaths during the pandemic. While they had previously stated that only 8,500 nursing home residents died from the virus, it was found that the toll was actually closer to 15,000. The FBI and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have reportedly begun a preliminary investigation into the situation.

Andrew recently announced that stadiums and arenas would begin reopening in New York at a limited capacity.

New York City Announces Plan to Reopen Stadiums & Arenas for Concerts - Find Out When!

New York is opening up again.

Stadiums and arenas in New York with a capacity of 10,000 people or more will be allowed to reopen later this month on February 23, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday (February 12).

The venues can run with a capacity of 10% according to the announcement, and all fans and staff planning to attend an event will need to provide a negative PCR test within the 72 hours prior, via NBC New York.

Fans will also have their temperature checked upon entering the venue and will be required to wear face coverings while in attendance. The city will host concerts for the first time in a year as part of the New York Arts Revival program, which was announced in January.

More than 300 pop-up gigs will take place between February and September at venues including the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Alice Busch Opera Theatre.

Indoor arenas must also have enhanced air filtration, ventilation and purification standards, as well as socially distanced seating configurations.

“While we continue to fight Covid on multiple fronts, we must also get this economy reopened intelligently and in a balanced way. Live sports and entertainment have long been engrained in the fabric of New York and the inability to hold events has only added to the isolation we have all felt at the hands of this virus,” the Governor said.

Andrew Cuomo also recently stopped ghosting this celebrity.

Governor Andrew Cuomo Stops Ghosting Chelsea Handler, Responds to Her Date Request

Chelsea Handler revealed that Governor Andrew Cuomo originally accepted her invitation to go on a date, but he has since been ghosting her.

Now, the Governor was put on the spot during his appearance on The View and he finally responded to Chelsea…and it’s not great news!

“I’ve had a lot of conversations about flattening the curve, but never quite that way,” the Governor said when asked about going on their date. “I’m a big fan of Chelsea’s and she’s great. We have fun. But on my dating life — and this point, I’m only dating in-state residents. I’m dating New York residents. If Chelsea changes her residency then maybe we can work it out.”

Find out which other famous celeb has been thirsting after the New York State Governor!

Chelsea Handler Says Andrew Cuomo Ghosted Her After Agreeing to a Date

Chelsea Handler is revealing that she was ghosted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The 45-year-old comedian made an appearance on The View and revealed that the Governor is ghosting her.

“I do want you to follow up on something for me, ladies, if you don’t mind,” Chelsea said. “I did have a conversation with Cuomo a few months ago, and I did ask him out on a date. And he did say yes. And then I never heard from him.”

“Ah. So you’d like us to…?” Whoopi Goldberg responded.

“You sound like you’re going to be very busy here saving the Republic,” guest host Ann Navarro joked. “And please, please, tell 50 [Cent] if he’s going to be joking around about supporting Trump, he might want to wait until after the election to tweet out such jokes, ’cause they ain’t very funny right now.”

Chelsea has been hardcore thirsting after the governor for quite some time.