Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview on Tuesday said he would be helpful in anyway he can to support former Vice President Joe Biden’s bid for the Democratic nomination in the presidential campaign.
Cuomo was responding to a report by CNBC last week that he would open access to his fundraising apparatus and donors for Biden’s campaign.
“Will I be helpful to Joe Biden in any way I can? Yes,” Cuomo told WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show.
Cuomo sidestepped when pressed about criticism of Biden’s handling of the sexual harassment allegations raised by Anita Hill during Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearing in 1991. At the time, Biden was the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Biden called Hill before launching his third presidential campaign; Hill said Biden stopped short of apologizing for his handling of the hearing.
“I think that’s up to Joe Biden to handle,” Cuomo said when if Biden should apologize more directly to Hill. “I wasn’t there.”
Lehrer responded, “That’s it?”
Cuomo said, “That’s it. I wasn’t there.”