Biden Praises Cuomo And Snaps Over Mention Of Scandal

Old Uncle Joe sang the praises of Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York, as part of a press conference this past Tuesday for his work as governor. Uncle Joe stated that Cuomo had done a “hell of a job,” before snapping at a reporter who deigned to ask follow-up questions about the new matter.

“Ironically, one of the Democrats, through the years that you spoke with about infrastructure the most was Andrew Cuomo, who is resigning, who announced he’s resigning today,” stated one reporter to Uncle Joe as part of the press conference in the wake of Cuomo announcing that he would be resigning. “You had traveled New York with him when you were vice president to the launch of the reconstruction [inaudible]. He was someone who supported your campaign early on. I know you called him to resign. I know you condemned the alleged behavior.”

“But you’re someone who spends a lot of time with mayors and governors,” continued the reporter. “How would you assess his 10 and a half years as governor of the state?”

“In terms of his personal behavior, or what he’s done as a governor?” questioned Uncle Joe.

“What he’s done as a governor,” answered the reporter.

“Well, he’s done a hell of a job … a hell of a job,” shot back Uncle Joe. “And I mean, both on everything from access to voting infrastructure to a whole range of things. That’s why it’s so sad.”

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As the group of reporters tossed a barrage of questions at him near the end of the press conference, Uncle Joe only stated, “I’m not going to comment anymore on Andrew Cuomo.”

Just seconds later, Uncle Joe answered a question from one of the reporters who questioned, “Can you really say he’s done ‘a hell of a job’ if he’s accused of sexually harassing women on the job?”

“Look, you asked two different questions,” Biden retorted. “I asked the substantive ‘should he remain as governor’ is one question and women should be believed when they make accusations that are able to on the face of them make sense and investigate, they’re investigated, and the judgment was made that what they said was correct. That’s one thing. The question is, did he do a good job on infrastructure. That was the question. He did.”

“The question was, how did he do as a governor,” responded the news person.

“No, the question was, correct me if I’m wrong,” shot back Biden.

The original reporter who had questioned him about Cuomo confirmed that he had asked Biden about how Cuomo was as a governor “generally.”

“Well, as a governor generally, obviously—” Biden started to respond.

“Outside his personal behavior—” added the original reporter.

“Outside of his personal behavior?” Biden clarified. “Okay.”

“But can you separate the two?” asked another of the reporters.

“No, I’m not, I was asked a specific question and I’m trying to answer specifically,” retorted Biden.

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