New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a female reporter she did “a disservice to women” on Wednesday after she asked what his administration was doing to deal with sexual misconduct in state government.
Karen DeWitt, a public radio correspondent, asked the Democratic politician what the state “could do differently” amid a wave of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against prominent men in media and politics — including a former senior official appointed by Cuomo.
Cuomo, who has been noted as a possible 2020 presidential contender, did not directly answer the question. Instead, he asked DeWitt how the news industry would respond.