With only a handful of days left in this year’s legislative session in which to enact his policy agenda, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed hard on one of his signature issues today: the Women’s Equality Act. Sitting before the media at a State Capitol press conference, Mr. Cuomo repeatedly took swipes at both his critics and the press for what he said was an unfair depiction of the bill.
“The language on the choice issue is different than what the opponents have suggested,” Mr. Cuomo said at one point, for instance. “Different than what the press has been writing, frankly … Go back and look at the stories you guys wrote–none of that is accurate.”
When asked if his pro-choice stance could be a problem in a conservative Republican primary, Mr. Carvin replied, “No, not at all. I think what we have to focus on is what’s fundamental. I think unfortunately the social issues are more of a distraction.”