‘All sorts of my anatomy’ assaulted by press: Gov Cuomo’s excuse for mocking ‘MeToo’ couldn’t have been worse

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, mocked the anti-sexual harassment and sexual assault #MeToo movement Wednesday while speaking with reporters outside his Albany office.

“I’ll bring you up all on charges under the #MeToo movement,” Cuomo quipped, after being crowded by the reporters.

And, given his party affiliation, Cuomo was convinced he’s bulletproof, as he was unapologetic about the “offhand comment,” as he characterized his remark in a radio interview.

“I think it was an offhand comment,” he told WAMC. “You know, I walked out into the highway and I was assaulted by the gaggle and pieces of equipment hitting me and all sorts of my anatomy.”

“It was an offhand comment just to get them to move back,” he added. “You know, the physical assault was overwhelming. But it was just an offhand comment.”

Never mind that the video says otherwise. Either way,  Cuomo’s Teflon shield wasn’t quite as strong as he thought.

The Washington Free Beacon detailed some of the reactions from liberal sources.

 “Just when you thought New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo couldn’t get any worse, he did!” wrote Splinter‘s Samantha Grasso.

“The remark raises several questions — first of all: Excuse me?” wrote Opheli Garcia Lawler for the New Yorker. “But also: Why would someone make light of sexual assault and harassment, especially in a room filled with people bearing recording devices?”

The liberal tabloid New York Daily News noted that Cuomo made the joke on a “historic day for female politicians in New York,” shortly after Andrea Stewart-Cousins was sworn in as New York’s first female state Senate majority leader.

 

Leah Hebert, a co-founder of the Albany-based Sexual Harassment Working Group, took to Twitter to call Cuomo’s comment “disgusting behavior.”

“This is not leadership. This disgusting behavior keeps victims silent and allows perpetrators to thrive. For years we’ve been forced to just smile and take it, be a “team player”, and laugh at our own expense. Albany needs to hear #Metoo and that starts with @NYGovCuomo,” Hebert tweeted.

Even unhinged liberal Kathy Griffin weighed in — it appears posing with the severed fake head of President Trump is acceptable, but mocking the #MeToo movement is a bridge too far for the vile comedian.

Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:

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