In a gaggle with the press on Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joked that if reporters didn’t give him space he would “bring you all up on charges under the Me Too movement”:
As he started a gaggle with reporters a little while ago, Gov. Cuomo joked that he wanted them to take a step back: "Space. We need space. Or I'll bring you all up on charges under the Me Too movement."
This was received awkwardly.
— Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) January 9, 2019
Watch the cringe-worthy joke here:
Andrew Cuomo just had a semi-impromptu gaggle with reporters.
It started with an aide asking us to move back a few steps to give him room.
“I’ll bring you all up on charges under the Me Too movement,” Cuomo said. pic.twitter.com/fLe5ddnIyJ
— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) January 9, 2019
Gov. Cuomo explained that the reporters had hit him “in all sorts of my anatomy” and that it was “just an offhand comment”:
In a radio interview, Andrew Cuomo was just asked about his Me Too joke yesterday.
Here's what he said: pic.twitter.com/TVV4OoX2TA
— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) January 10, 2019
We’ll go ahead and add this to the “if a Republican had said this…” file.
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