Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may not be done with politics, new reports reveal the recently-ousted Democrat won’t rule out another run for public office.
Background: Last year, 11 women accused then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct. The allegations unleashed a firestorm on the Cuomo family and eventually led to Gov. Cuomo’s resignation in August.
Last year New York Attorney General Letitia James published a report corroborating the women’s claims against Cuomo. Cuomo and his team have continuously knocked the report and accused the outcome of being predetermined.
Now, multiple New York have publicly announced they do not plan to prosecute Cuomo over the sexual misconduct allegations.
Last week, Oswego County District Attorney Gregory Oakes said that despite his decision not to pursue criminal charges against Cuomo the woman who brought the allegations was “reliable and reasonable.”
What Happened: During an interview with Bloomberg News, Cuomo said that he feels “vindicated” and won’t rule out running for office again in the future.
“It turns out in a remarkably short period of time that it did become all bogus. 11 became zero,” Cuomo said.
“If you do an honest summary, which is what I get from people on the street, I have been vindicated,” he added.
“I’m still focused on communicating what happened here. Because as a precedent, it has to be exposed,” Cuomo said. “Vindication is not the reason to run for office.”
Details: Last week, Cuomo was spotted dining with New York Mayor Eric Adams in Manhattan.