Cuomo signals that nothing will get him to resign

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So much for “wait for the report.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s go-to excuse for why he won’t resign over allegations of sexual harassment is that an investigation needs to happen first. But yesterday, when asked if he would step down if the inquiry overseen by state Attorney General Letitia James found evidence, he said: “The report can’t say anything different because I didn’t do anything wrong.”

In other words, nothing will remove Cuomo from office unless the Legislature grows a backbone and impeaches him. Considering how state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins can’t decide whether she’s happy to be standing next to him or not, and she and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie just shook him down for millions in the state budget, don’t hold your breath.

Nope, Cuomo is here until he’s led out in handcuffs or is voted down for a fourth term next year.

As for the people that say he’s abusive or accuse him of bad behavior?

“People want attention,” he said. “People are angry. People are jealous.’’

If Cuomo were a Republican, this quote would have played on a CNN loop. As he’s a Democrat, and his brother works there, not a peep.

This was Cuomo unmasked — no more Mr. Nice Gov. Having decided he couldn’t dodge the press forever, he decided to slander his accusers and make it clear that nothing would get him out of office.

But at least his continued presence on the stage serves one purpose: It’s a glaring reminder of Democratic hypocrisy.

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