Gov. Cuomo Denies Involvement in Mailer Implying Nixon Anti-Semitic

Actress Cynthia Nixon-- New York Gov. Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo denied any knowledge of a mailer sent to voters suggesting his challenger and fellow Democrat Cynthia Nixon is anti-Semitic.

The New York State Democratic Party sent the mailer. It reads, “With anti-Semitism and bigotry on the rise, we can’t take a chance with inexperienced Cynthia Nixon.”

Additionally, the mailer falsely accused the former Sex and the City actress of being silent on the issue and of supporting the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Nixon Accused Cuomo, NYS Democratic Party of Trump-style Tactics

In a tweet Sunday, Nixon condemned the mailer and accused Cuomo of approving it. She called it an attack on her family and all New Yorkers, and a sickening exploitation of people’s real fears. She added that Democrats should not engage in Trump-style tactics.

However, Cuomo said he “didn’t know about the mailer. He had heard about the mailer, but hadn’t seen it.

“The way I ran this campaign, it’s been on the issues, it’s been positive,” Cuomo said. “I think the mailer was a mistake. I think it was inappropriate.”

Meanwhile, Geoff Berman, the executive director of the New York State Democratic Committee, apologized. He said the mailer was a “mistake and inappropriate.” He promised that “it will not happen again.” They will work with Nixon’s campaign to “send out a mailing of their choosing to the same universe of people who received the incorrect mailer.”