ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted on Tuesday that he did not explicitly call for Democrats to shut down the federal government if Republicans continue to resist gun-control legislation.
“Just to clarify, I didn't call for a government shutdown," Cuomo told WNYC's Brian Lehrer. "I said the Republicans are very good at making their priorities known and they’re basically saying if we don’t get a tax cut for the rich, then we’ll shut down the government. The Democrats should say, well our top priority is gun control. They should put it up at the top of the agenda and threaten Republicans right back on gun control.”
Last week, however, Cuomo seemed to be more direct in calling for a shutdown in response to the killing of nine people at a community college in Oregon.
“I’d love to see the Democrats stand up and say we’re going to shut down the government or threaten to shut down the government if we don’t get real gun control legislation,” Cuomo told NY1. “It should be that high a priority.”
If you look up "full of shit" in the dictionary, you find a photo of Andrew Cuomo.
Just own up to it, Andy, or better yet, own up to it and say you were speaking emotionally but want to clarify your statements.
Instead he denies he ever said it even though the evidence exists to show he said it.