Governor Andrew Cuomo says he does not think a statute of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in New York City’s Columbus Circle should be removed. The governor was asked about it at his daily press briefing Thursday.
“I understand the feelings about Christopher Columbus and some of this acts which nobody would support,” Cuomo said.
He says the statue has come to represent appreciation for the “Italian-American contribution to New York.”
“For that reason, I support it,” the governor said.