Kamala Harris IGNORES question from reporter about Cuomo's sexual harassment scandal as she talked Covid bill

KAMALA Harris has ignored a question from a reporter about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment scandal.

The Vice President was speaking with reporters after the House passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief package.



A reporter asked Harris: "Do you have any comment on Gov. Cuomo?"

Harris then walked away without answering the question.

Six women have accused Andrew Cuomo of sexually inappropriate behaviour.

Cuomo denies the allegations.

The sixth woman joins former aides Charlotte Bennett and Lindsey Boylan in making accusations against the governor.

Bennett alleged that Cuomo sexually propositioned her, telling her he was "lonely" and he wanted a girlfriend and was willing to sleep with a younger woman. 

Cuomo addressed her allegations by confessing to "unwanted flirtation" and said he was "truly sorry" if he upset anyone with his "banter."

Lindsey Boylan denounced the New York governor as a "monster."

A third woman, Anna Ruch, also came forward and told The New York Times that Cuomo allegedly touched her lower back, then grabbed her cheeks and asked to kiss her at a September 2019 wedding.

Cuomo also allegedly asked staffer Ana Liss, 35, if she had a boyfriend and once touched her lower back at an event, according to a report.

He allegedly reached under a female aide’s blouse and fondled her after calling her to his private residence to fix his phone, according to a report on Wednesday. 

The aide claims that Cuomo summoned her to the Executive Mansion in New York in late 2020 and aggressively groped her in a sexual way, according to The Times Union. 

A former press aide of Cuomo, 62-year-old Karen Hinton, alleged the governor summoned her to his "dimly-lit" hotel room and hugged her after a work event about 21 years ago, The Washington Post reported.

CUOMO'S DENIAL

Asked about the latest allegation, Cuomo said earlier this week: "First, I'm not aware of any other claim – as I said last week this is very simple… I never touched anyone inappropriately.

"As I said last week, I never made inappropriate advances. As I said last week, no ever told me at the time that I made them feel uncomfortable."

He further explained that the Attorney General announced independent investigators today, adding: "I'm going to respect that investigation.

"The Attorney General will get the facts. Every woman will get the rights to come forward."

Cuomo explained "there's a spectrum of allegations," ranging from capitol crimes, physical violence, and minor allegations.

Cuomo's representative Jack Stern issued a statement to The Sun on Saturday night on behalf of the governor's Senior Advisor Rich Azzopardi.

"Reporters and photographers have covered the governor for 14 years watching him kiss men and women and posing for pictures," it read.

"At the public open-house mansion reception, there are hundreds of people, and he poses for hundreds of pictures. That’s what people in politics do."

Protestors were arrested on Wednesday outside Cuomo's office in the wake of mounting sexual harassment allegations against him.

Demonstrators blocked Third Avenue in Manhattan this afternoon chanting for Cuomo to "immediately resign".


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