Cuomo Thinks Kissing Employees Is A “Customary” Greeting – Says He’s Not Resigning

On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo apologized and said he’s not going to resign. These comments came during a routine COVID briefing.

Chris Cuomo’s brother went on to address one of the two scandals that are growing around him. The latest scandal involves an increasing number of women alleging inappropriate touching and sexual harassment that may have been carried out by the more successful (and less fit) Cuomo-bro. The Governor said that he was “embarrassed” by revelations that his actions “made people feel uncomfortable.”

He went on to claim that he had no idea what effect his actions were having saying, “I feel awful about it and frankly I am embarrassed by it.” He also said he, “never knew at the time I was making anyone feel uncomfortable.”

As to inappropriate touching, Cuomo claimed that he “never touched anyone inappropriately.” This assertion was challenged when asked about a photo of him holding Anna Ruch’s face, and the allegation that he kissed Ruch on the cheek. To that, Cuomo simply said those actions were “customary” when greeting people.

Editor’s Note: We have yet to confirm if kissing employees (in any manner) is an accepted custom in New York politics.

Ever since the scandal broke, there has been widespread speculation as to if Cuomo would resign. Today, he put those questions to rest when he said, “I’m not going to resign.”