ALBANY, N.Y. – “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon said Wednesday black women are the cornerstone and backbone of the Democratic Party, and “we need to let them lead.”
Appearing on the nationally syndicated “Wendy Williams Show” in her first television interview as a New York gubernatorial candidate, Nixon criticized two-term incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo for hammering out the state budget with three other men — excluding the Senate Democratic leader, a black woman.
Nixon said black women “will stop showing up for the Democratic Party if the Democratic Party doesn’t start showing up for them.”
Her comment came after she mentioned that “an amazing African American woman” — Andrea Stewart-Cousins — wasn’t included in weeks of closed-door talks that led to last Sunday’s passage of the $168.3 billion budget.
When the subject on the show turned to the legalization of marijuana, Nixon said she was “absolutely” for it.
“Let’s capture some of that revenue” from legalized sales of marijuana, she said.
Nixon, who has never held an elected office, is challenging Cuomo for the Democratic Party nomination in