Cynthia Nixon's governor bid slammed by Christine Quinn: She's an 'unqualified lesbian'

21 March, 2018, 08:25 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Quinn Cynthia Nixon isn’t a ‘qualified lesbian’ — I

One of the five categories is a hashtag: #CuomosMTA, a term used often by critics of the governor for New York's faltering subway system run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

NY candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon.

The former City Council speaker came closer to landing a clean punch in questioning how Nixon would be able to manage a complex state bureaucracy when "she's never run an organization".

Nixon is already facing skepticism from some Democrats in the Trump era who are uncomfortable with electing a celebrity who has never held public office to be the chief executive in one of the country's most reliably liberal states. I would never, ever, criticise someone due to their identity. "She isn't qualified to be the governor".

But shortly after the comments became public, Quinn told the Daily News that's not what she meant.

"Cynthia was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City", she added.

"Is Governor Cuomo really that anxious by Cynthia Nixon - or has he just lost it?" sniped one New York Post op-ed.

Nixon won't be the only celebrity candidate on the NY ballot.

Nixon also blames Cuomo for condoning a splinter group of Democrats in the state senate, the Independent Democratic Conference, which she says has kept Republicans in power in that chamber throughout Cuomo's tenure.

Speaking to the New York Post, she said she was "surprised" by Nixon's announcement that she was embarking on a primary challenge to Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo. Nixon is running in the Democratic Party primary against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo, and she's ready with criticisms.

In three more tweets, Quinn explained how she has had her sexual identity weaponized in previous races, and that because Nixon was so vocally opposed to her candidacy years ago despite her credentials, that she was trying to draw a comparison. "Participating in rallies is important", Quinn said.

"I can't think of a worse time to pick some holier than thou contest with a guy who has a great progressive record".

"She's an accomplished actress, a supporter of political causes and that's a good thing". It's time for an outsider.

"It's a flight of fancy on her part", she said, before revealing that her issue with the actress - an Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winner most famous for her role as Miranda Hobbes - had a personal element.

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