Christine Quinn Calls Cynthia Nixon An 'Unqualified Lesbian' After NY Governor Bid

Joann Johnston
March 21, 2018

Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is clarifying comments she made criticizing actress Cynthia Nixon's bid for governor of NY.

Our he against the principle of celebs running for a high office - as he indicates by comparing her potential win to Trump's "disaster" presidency - or is he merely a staunch supporter of incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo - Cynthia's opponent?

"Cynthia Nixon aggressively opposed my candidacy in NY, despite my qualifications for the office and despite my strong progressive credentials". Is this a serious bid?

Quinn blasted the former Sex and the City star's political credentials in an interview published by The New York Post Tuesday which praises her career as an actress, but not her fresh foray into politics. You'd think it's possible.

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Rebecca Katz, a political operative who worked on Bill de Blasio's 2013 campaign for mayor of NY, was traveling with Nixon and shared a photo of her getting off the stopped train. "It's a flight of fancy on her part", Quinn said of Nixon's announcement Monday that she would take on Cuomo in September's Democratic primary. If successful in both the primary and general election, Ms Nixon would become New York's first female and first openly gay governor. "Now she wants to be an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of NY". You have to be qualified and have experience. "She isn't qualified to be the governor", Quinn told the New York Post. The actress best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in HBO's Sex and the City has never held political office, though she has been politically active on the issues of public education, LGBT rights, and women's health.

That will be the crucial test for Nixon-to see whether her unapologetically progressive message and refusal to take corporate donations will resonate with Democrats statewide.

"Going around the state talking to people, hearing about their concerns", she said. "I'm not an Albany insider".

Despite the comments, Quinn admitted that she and Nixon share their interest and support of the progressive position, but it's her celebrity she's not a fan of. While falling short of apologizing, she said it was not her intention to suggest "Nixon's identity has any bearing on her candidacy".

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