Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday in the Rochester area said he wasn’t a “mechanism” to induce unity between Democrats in the state Senate, but he was glad to see Reps. Joe Crowley and Louise Slaughter are working on the issue.

“That can be very helpful because Congressman Crowley is also the political chairman of Queens and that’s one of the main players,” Cuomo said. “So, if Congresswoman Slaughter and Congressman Crowley want to work it out, I believe they could and I believe it’s long overdue.”

Democratic lawmakers in the mainline conference in the Senate this week met with New York’s House delegation to discuss unity efforts.

Cuomo reiterated he backs a unified Senate led by Democrats as tensions mount between the mainline conference and the eight-member Independent Democratic Conference in the chamber. Cuomo has come under scrutiny, too, from liberal advocates to broker a truce in the chamber between the two factions.

“We need a unified Democratic Senate and I’ve called for it many times,” Cuomo said, “especially today because we are under constant assault by the federal government.”

Republicans hold a working majority in the state Senate with the aid of Brooklyn Democratic Sen. Simcha Felder, who sits with the GOP conference.

Cuomo has met multiple times in recent months with Democrats on sides of the divide in the Senate. Meanwhile, mainline Democrats — including Deputy Minority Leader Mike Gianaris — and their campaign committee explore potential primary challenges to IDC members, including the conference’s leader, Jeff Klein.