“It was a pretty stupid thing to say,” said Maloney. “But I think we know what he meant.”
And Maloney, who is married to a same sex partner, says he gives Cuomo credit for taking steps as governor to further civil rights.
“I have watched this governor contribute to making America greater by passing marriage equality in New York ,” said Maloney. “And I give him a lot of credit for that.”
Republicans, including the GOP candidate for governor Marc Molinaro, and the Republican Senate Leader, John Flanagan, have demanded that Cuomo apologize.
Maloney says people should give the governor some slack.
“I think he misspoke,” he said.