Cuomo Seeks to Quell Controversy, Says He “Respects” NY Pro-Lifers

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By Rob Bluey

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Sharkpixs/ZUMApress/Newscom)

Facing an uproar, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has backtracked on his comments about “extreme conservatives” not having a place in the state.

Cuomo sparked a backlash on Friday when the Democrat attacked as “extreme conservatives” Republican candidates “who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay.” He added, “[I]f that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

With the remarks getting national attention, Cuomo’s office posted two letters — both directed to the New York Post — on the governor’s official website. The letters attempt to clarify his remarks and quell a controversy that flared again yesterday as talk-show hosts Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck weighed in.

On his radio show, Hannity delivered a stern message to Cuomo:

Governor Cuomo, I’m going to leave [New York] and I’m taking all of my money with me — every single, solitary penny. And by the way, Governor, because I work here, there’s a whole bunch of people that work for me and benefit because I do two shows. And I guess maybe some of them will be out of work, Governor. Like this? Read more and get your own subscription at

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