'Who's Really More Extreme?': Andrea, Bob Debate Cuomo's Message to Conservatives
The outrage is growing among conservatives after a not-so-subtle message from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who is seen as a possible 2016 presidential candidate.
Cuomo specifically targeted those who support Second Amendment rights, oppose gay marriage, and support pro-life policies.
“Who are they? Right to life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay -- if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are," said Cuomo in a radio interview after being asked about a split in the GOP between moderates and conservatives.
Cuomo's spokesperson has said that the governor was making the point that a far-right candidate would not be able to win a statewide election in New York.
Bill Hemmer sat down this morning with The Five co-hosts Andrea Tantaros and Bob Beckel to get their reaction to the shocking statement. Tantaros made the point that many New Yorkers see Cuomo's stance on abortion as extreme.
"[Cuomo] believes you can have an abortion any time up until you give birth. He also believes in gender selection. So if you're having a girl and you don't want a girl, you can just get rid of it and have a boy. Who is really the more extreme one? Over 90 percent of New Yorkers disagree with that last platform. So really I think Cuomo's the one with the extreme views on abortion, and Democrats in New York agree," she said.
Beckel called the comments "ill-advised," but does not believe the governor was talking about the average conservative Republican.
"He said if you have extreme candidates or extreme conservatives who want assault weapons, no abortions, and whatever the other right-wing position they took is. That that was not reflective of New Yorkers and he's right," said Beckel.
Watch the segment above, and don't miss The Kelly File, tonight at 9p/12a ET as Megyn talks to Glenn Beck about his scathing letter to Cuomo!
On The Five, today at 5p ET, the hosts take on Seahawks star Richard Sherman's comments, the Olympic terror threats, and much more.