Cuomo rips 'cancel culture,' hints at political comeback

The Democrat made a campaign-like stop at a Brooklyn church Sunday, delivering a speech in which he condemnedcancel culture.The public appearance, his first since leaving office, came a week after Cuomo’s campaign launched a digital and television advertising campaign pushing a similar message: He was driven from office unfairly.

Cuomo quoted the Bible several times as he described his travails then went on the offensive to attack thepolitical sharksin Albany who, 그는 말했다, “smelled bloodand exploited the situation for political gain.

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Melissa DeRosa 주지사 비서, 왼쪽, joins New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he speaks to reporters during a news conference on Sept. 14, 2018, 뉴욕에서.

Melissa DeRosa 주지사 비서, 왼쪽, joins New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he speaks to reporters during a news conference on Sept. 14, 2018, 뉴욕에서. ((AP 사진 / 메리 알타 퍼, 파일))

The actions against me were prosecutorial misconduct,” Cuomo 말했다, repeating a theme he has pushed from the outset. “They used cancel culture to effectively overturn an election.

Democratic state Attorney General Letitia James, who released the report last summer that concluded Cuomo sexually harassed 11 여자들, hit back at the former governor Sunday via a statement from her reelection campaign.

Serial sexual harasser Andrew Cuomo won’t even spare a house of worship from his lies,” 제임스’ campaign said. “Even though multiple independent investigations found his victims to be credible, Cuomo continues to blame everyone but himself.

Cuomo resigned in August, days after an independent probe found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women and that he and aides worked to retaliate against an accuser. 일요일에, Cuomo acknowledged his behavior wasn’t appropriate but quickly added that nothing he did violated the law.

뉴욕, 새로운 - 팔월 04: People participate in a protest against N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo and protest for a moratorium on evictions on August 4, 2021 뉴욕시.

뉴욕, 새로운 – 팔월 04: People participate in a protest against N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo and protest for a moratorium on evictions on August 4, 2021 뉴욕시. ((Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images))

I didn’t appreciate how fast the perspectives changed,” 그는 말했다. “I’ve learned a powerful lesson and paid a very high price for learning that lesson. God isn’t finished with me yet.

Cuomo hasn’t said he’s running for office, but is still sitting on a multimillion-dollar campaign war chest he could use to finance another run.

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Several district attorneys in New York said they found Cuomo’s accusers “신뢰할 수 있는,” but said the available evidence wasn’t strong enough to press criminal charges against him. 지난 달, a New York state trooper sued him claiming he caused her severe mental anguish and emotional distress by touching her inappropriately and making suggestive comments. A Cuomo spokesperson called the suit acheap cash extortion.

Cuomo used his platform Sunday mostly to condemn a social media-fueled climate he said is growing and dangerous.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (엘) and Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo are seen at the Eastside Heliport in Midtown on August 10, 2021 뉴욕시.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (엘) and Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo are seen at the Eastside Heliport in Midtown on August 10, 2021 뉴욕시. ((Photo by Gotham/GC Images))

Any accusation can trigger condemnation without facts or due process,” 그는 말했다. “We are a nation of laws, not a nation of tweets. Woe unto us if we allow that to become our new justice system.

Returning several times to a Biblical metaphor of crossing a bridge to describe his journey, Cuomo hinted he won’t stay out of the spotlight.

The Bible teaches perseverance, it teaches us to get off the mat,” 그는 말했다. “They broke my heart but they didn’t break my spirit. I want to take the energy that could have made me bitter and make us better.

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