Republican Rob Astorino continued his assault on Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, comparing him to a “scorpion” and that he “needs some serious help.”

Astorino’s comments in an interview on Talk-1300 came a day after he knocked Cuomo alongside New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference on transportation funding.

“This guy needs some serious help,” Astorino, the 2014 Republican nominee for governor, said. “He’s obsessing over me, there’s no reason to do that. He’s obsessing over Mayor de Blasio, there’s no reason to do that. He’s the governor, act like the governor.”

Cuomo on Tuesday criticized de Blasio for standing with Astorino, given his socially conservative stances on abortion and same-sex marriage as well as concerns raised over Syrian refugees and security.

The exchange was yet another escalation in the ongoing feud between de Blasio and Cuomo, which first spilled into public view over the summer when the mayor knocked the governor in a NY1 interview.

Astorino drawing himself into the dispute comes as he considers another run for governor in 2018.

“I honestly think the governor is very much like a scorpion,” he said in the interview with Fred Dicker. “Unless he is angry, unless he’s biting somebody, he can’t function.”

Updated: Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi added this response. “Happy Thanksgiving, Rob.”