Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s comments about “extreme conservatives” in the Republican Party “obnoxious” and called on him to apologize to all New Yorkers.

Astorino is a potential Republican candidate for governor.

“It was extremely disturbing that it would come from the governor of New York,” Astorino said. “The only thing extreme are the comments coming from him. I think he needs to apologize to everyone in New York.”

Cuomo has come under criticism for his comments in a radio show interview last week that moderate Republicans have been thriving in the state while “extreme” conservatives have no place in New York.

Cuomo’s office has clarified — several times — that the governor was referring to political candidates, not average New Yorkers.

The latest, from Cuomo counsel Mylan Denerstein, was directed at the New York Post columnist Fred Dicker.

“The Governor has never demonized the opposition to his gun law nor stance on protecting choice nor marriage equality,” Denerstein wrote in what was referred to as “an open letter.” “The Governor is a gun owner and a Catholic. His faith is very important to him and he respects the Second Amendment.

Astorino scoffed at that.

“He’s a big boy. He’s the governor. He should own up to it,” he said. “It’s extremely disconcerting and it’s obnoxious.”

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos has taken a more cautious track, saying that all opinions should be welcome in New York, but when asked whether Cuomo should apologize for the remarks said it is up to him.

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