Alec Baldwin responds to Cuomo resignation: ‘This is a tragic day’
Alec Baldwin is calling New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) resignation a “tragic” moment for the Empire State.
“Regardless of what you think of Cuomo, this is a tragic day,” the actor — a fierce critic of former President Trump who plays the 45th commander in chief on “Saturday Night Live” — wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
“Party politics in this country draw ambitious but ultimately isolated, even socially maladjusted men and women who, given the current cancel culture, will likely have their shortcomings exposed and magnified,” Baldwin, 63, wrote to his 1 million followers.
Regardless of what you think of Cuomo, this is a tragic day.
Party politics in this country draw ambitious but ultimately isolated, even socially maladjusted men and women who, given the current cancel culture, will likely have their shortcomings exposed and magnified
— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) August 10, 2021
The Academy Award nominee’s tweet came minutes after Cuomo announced plans to resign following the release of a report from New York Attorney General Letitia James’s (D) office that found he sexually harassed 11 women and violated state and federal laws.
It’s not the first time that Baldwin has railed against cancel culture, saying in March that he thought it’s “creating more problems than it solves.”
“It’s like trolling. It’s like a giant, mile-long net and you’re catching a lot of people, more than a few who deserve it, and more than a few who don’t. Or they don’t deserve to have their careers and their lives destroyed.”
Last year, Baldwin teamed up with Cuomo’s office to release a public service announcement urging New Yorkers to “stay home” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 24, 2020
The New York-born “Still Alice” actor has floated the idea of running for political office over the years, saying in 2017 that it’s “something that I want to do,” but didn’t “seem to be practical with my lifestyle and my children.”