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Astorino Appearance With NYC Mayor Sparks Spat With Cuomo

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino speaks alongside New York City mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino speaks alongside New York City mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A joint appearance by Westchester County executive Rob Astorino and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio drew the ire of Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, according to Capital New York.

Astorino and de Blasio were appearing at a rally for more transportation funding.

At an event in Brooklyn, Cuomo pointed out Astorino's stance on abortion and the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, telling the crowd "This is not a man who I would stand next to," reported Capital New York.

When asked about Cuomo's remarks, Astorino said the governor's comments were "out of line" and that it "seems like the governor has some insecurities."

Astorino pointed out that since Cuomo is one of his Westchester constituents (as a New Castle resident), he'd be "more than happy to set him up with our Department of Community Health if he needs some help on this issue."

Appearing on an Albany radio show, Astorino compared Cuomo to a "scorpion," according to New York State of Politics, saying Cuomo was "obsessing" with him and "this guy needs some serious help."

Click here to read the Capital New York article. To read the New York State of Politics story, click here.

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