For the first time in months, Gov. Cuomo finally speaks to reporters

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It has been a few months since Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken questions from correspondents at the Capitol and after the REDC awards on Wednesday he took a few moments to address the reporters.

The first thing he touched on was the FBI probe looking into the governor’s office’s hiring practices. He gave a turse answer to one reporter’s question.

“Why did you hire political people and put them in agencies?”

“Have you been in Albany? Have you covered government? Do people with political experience get hired by government? Or is this a new fact for you?” Gov. Cuomo responded.

The governor also had a few harsh words when it came to sexual harassment policies and turned the focus from what his administration should be doing to what individual reporters should do.

The New York GOP released this statement on the governor’s comments to reporters:

The Governor finally took some questions from the press today that reminded us all why he hides out in the first place.

From his delusional declarations about New York’s business friendliness (we’re ranked last in the nation), to his snarky response about the FBI’s investigation into his hiring practices, to his bizarre lecture to a female journalist about sexual harassment that one of his top aides was guilty of, we once again witnessed the arrogance and obfuscation of a Governor whose administration is in crisis.

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