“Now I want to tell you something – I was born and raised in New York,” the talk show host said.
“I want you to know that and I can’t wait to get out of here. I really can’t. I don’t want to pay their 10-percent state tax anymore. I live in the second-highest property taxed county in the entire country in Nassau County. I can’t wait to sell my house to somebody who wants it. I can’t wait to pay no state income tax down in Florida or Texas. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m leaning Florida because I like the water and I like to fish," he added.
Last Friday, Cuomo displayed his inner fascist when he told Susan Arbetter on “The Capitol Pressroom” that conservatives who oppose abortion and support the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms are extremists who have no place in his home state.
"The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act — it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are," he said.
Cuomo's office backtracked, claiming the Democrat didn't say what he said.
The Weekly Standard reported Tuesday Cuomo's office claimed the governor said "'it is fine' to be anti-gun control, and anti-choice – as he respects both positions."
Cuomo's office also attacked the New York Post for reporting on his comments.
In an open letter to the Governor, talk show host Glenn Beck asked Cuomo if he is trying to build a tyranny in New York.
"Would you stand against your constituents and blot them out into the darkness merely because you disagree with them, or because it serves you or your party politically? Would disenfranchised peoples have ever gained their freedoms in this country were it not for the right to free speech, and the pluralistic and truly diverse society that free speech facilitates?" he asked.
Hannity also told Cuomo that thanks to his remarks, some of his staff may end up unemployed.
“Gov. Cuomo, I’m going to leave and I’m taking all of my money with me – every single solitary penny,” he said. “And by the way governor, because I work here – there’s a whole bunch of people that work for me and benefit because I do two shows. And I guess maybe some of them will be out of work, governor. I’m sure you’ll take care of them.”
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