Speaking to the press in the wake of Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, Joe Biden lamented that it’s “so sad” that New York governor is resigning because he did a “hell of a job.”
Biden was responding to a question about Cuomo’s time in office.
“How would you assess his ten and a half years as governor of the state?” a reporter asked.
“In terms of his personal behavior or what he’s done as a governor?”
The reporter clarified he meant as governor.
“Well, he’s done a hell of a job,” Biden replied. “On everything from access to voting to infrastructure to a whole range of things. That’s why it’s so sad.”
A female reporter asked Biden how he could say that Cuomo did a “hell of a job” given that “he’s accused of sexually harassing women on the job.” That’s when Biden got defensive.
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Biden did say that women should be believed when they make accusations. Joe Biden has been accused of inappropriate behavior from seven women, and of sexual assault from a former Senate aide.