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Cuomo apologizes after sexual harassment charges
In his first public remarks since allegations of sexual harassment rocked his administration, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said he was sorry for his actions but would not resign.
“I now understand that I acted in a way that made people uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I really and deeply apologize for it. I feel bad about it. And frankly, it bothers me, and it’s not easy to say, but it’s the truth. I have never touched anyone inappropriately. I have never touched anyone inappropriately. I never knew at the time that I was making anyone uncomfortable. I never knew at the time that I was making someone uncomfortable. And I certainly never intended to offend anyone or hurt anyone, or cause pain to anyone. This is the last thing I would like to do. I ask people in this state to wait for the facts of the attorney general’s report before forming an opinion. I have learned from what has been an incredibly difficult situation for me and for other people. And I learned an important lesson. I am sorry. I am sorry for the pain I have caused someone. I never wanted it and I will be the best for this experience. Reporter: “Today – since you’ve been gone for about a week – is that your way of saying, I’m certainly not resigning?” “I was not elected by politicians, I was elected by the people of New York State. I’m not going to resign.
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