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NYN RR: Analyzing Cuomo's "extreme conservatives" comment

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This week on the Reporters Roundtable we discuss the recent trouble Governor Cuomo made for himself in a radio interview when he said...

"You're seeing that play out in New York. There's SAFE-ACT. 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 if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York because that's not who New Yorkers are. If they're moderate Republicans, like in the Senate right now, who control the Senate -- moderate Republicans have a place in this state."

Mike Gormley of Newsday and Karen DeWitt join Casey Seiler to discuss the backlash Andrew Cuomo has faced since he made the comments. Watch the complete Reporters Roundtable here.

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