(ReliableNews.org) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is embroiled in multiple disturbing scandals. He has remained defiant throughout them all, refusing to step down despite all of the people on both sides of the aisle asking him. Recently, he tried to defend himself by saying something really weird.
Definition of Harassment
On Thursday, May 13, while Cuomo gave reporters an update about COVID-19, one press member asked him about the sexual harassment allegations against him. The governor once again insisted that he has never done anything wrong. Cuomo then said that if he said something to a reporter and they felt embarrassed when his intention was not to make them feel uncomfortable, he would apologize.
Then he said something silly.
“Harassment is not making someone feel uncomfortable. That is not harassment. If I just made you feel uncomfortable, that is not harassment. That’s making you feel uncomfortable,” the governor said.
Not only does Cuomo’s comment seem like a roundabout way to admit that he absolutely has said things that make women feel harassed, but he is also wrong. According to Webster, creating an unpleasant or hostile situation, especially by uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct, defines harassment. So, making a sexual comment that is uninvited and unwelcome is the very definition of harassment.
The Many Scandals of Andrew Cuomo
The governor is under investigation for many issues. There are accusations that he misused state resources, politicized the vaccine rollout, covered up the number of nursing home deaths, and allowed a list of VIP people access to COVID-19 tests when they were sparse.
Instead of just resigning from his position as governor and letting someone not drowning in scandals take over, he is just digging a deeper hole for himself.
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