Gov. Cuomo Refuses to Step Down, Insists ‘I Do Not Believe I Have Ever Done Anything in my Public Career That I’m Ashamed Of’

New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference today, where he attempted to fend off the multiple sexual harassment allegations that have been levied against him.

Cuomo said at the beginning of the press conference that he would “fully cooperate” with the independent review and that the lawyers said that he shouldn’t say anything until the review is concluded but he wants New Yorkers to hear from him.

“I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable,” Cuomo stated. He apologized and said that he was embarrassed by it. Reminiscent of former President Clinton, he continued, “I never touched anyone inappropriately.”

Cuomo added, “I certainly never ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone any pain. That is the last thing I would want to do.”

In another clip, Cuomo states that “You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people, men, women. It is my usual and customary way of greeting.”

A question was asked in another clip, that was prefaced by mentioning previous calls for his resignation by some Democratic representatives, “Is this your way of saying, I’m certainly not resigning?”

“I don’t think today is the day for politics… I’m not going to resign,” Cuomo responded.

Cuomo appeared to be responding to another question in another clip and he said, “I do not believe I have ever done anything in my public career that I’m ashamed of.”

OAN’s Caitlin Sinclair summed it up by saying, “Cuomo has repeated several times he hasn’t touched anyone inappropriately when the entire country has already SEEN a photo of him touching someone inappropriately.”

Diamond and Silk also tweeted out about the situation, reminding their supporters that “Sexual assault allegations against Cuomo do not negate that thousands of our elderly were murdered due to his executive order. He needs to be arrested for murder and crimes against humanity!”