New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been an individual of many surprises. He was re-elected as Governor of New York in a landslide victory over Rob Astorino in 2014 despite being under federal investigation for corruption, and recently had top aides and donors indicted on corruption charges. Comrade Cuomo is also an economically illiterate champion of a $15 minimum wage, and is fighting to make college “free” for middle-class and low-income students. And in 2014, he said that, “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault—weapon, anti-gay…have no place in the State of New York.”
But if you thought that was crazy, wait until you hear what Cuomo said today. During a press conference pertaining to Donald Trump’s recent immigration ban, Cuomo had to make sure that everyone in the audience knew that he was not Donald Trump.
To make his point, Cuomo told the audience, “As a New Yorker, I am a Muslim. As a New Yorker, I am Jewish. As a New Yorker, I am black. I am gay. I am disabled. I am a woman seeking to control her health and her choices, because as a New Yorker, we are one community.”
As a New Yorker, I am a Muslim. I am a Jew. I am Black. I am gay. I am a woman seeking to control her body. We are one New York. pic.twitter.com/peOL9x2ltl
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 29, 2017