"The difference between me and Andrew Cuomo?" the 55-year-old tweeted on Tuesday, August 24. "Neither of us is governor, but I still have my Emmy(s)."
However, not everyone was impressed with the actress' hot take.
"I used to be a fan of yours not anymore. Show some class the guy lost everything," one fan replied.
"This is not necessary or needed as New York moves forward. What does say about you, if such a terrible person beat you by a landslide? It’s not like you didn’t have name recognition. I hope this petty tweet made you feel better. It is disappointing," another user responded.
"This tweet is in poor taste. He was a great governor who won his elections and led us through a pandemic. Maybe this kind of talk is why you didn’t win," a third fan said.
Cuomo, 63, won an Emmy award in 2020 for his daily COVID-19 briefings. Following a report by Attorney General Letitia James — which claimed that the politician sexually harassed 11 women and his resignation as New York Governor — the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences rescinded the Emmy.
"His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward," the International Academy said in a statement on Tuesday, August 24.
Nixon ran against Cuomo for the Democratic nomination in 2018, but he won by a 2-to-1 margin.
The Ratched star won her first Emmy award in 2004 for Sex and the City, and her second for her guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2008. In 2005, she was nominated for the award for her role in Warm Springs.
Meanwhile, Cuomo has denied the allegations made against him, but announced on Tuesday, August 10, that he would step down to "let the government get back to governing."
"In my mind, I've never crossed a line with anyone, but I didn't realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn't fully appreciate, and I should have," he said.
Kathy Hochul took the helm as the first female Governor of New York after Cuomo's resignation came into effect this week.
Nixon also shared her thoughts about Hochul on Twitter.
"New Yorkers deserve a government, and governor, that works to make our lives better every day. That’s Kathy Hochul’s job now, and if she remembers what Andrew Cuomo forgot—that she must serve New Yorkers, and not the other way around—I’m hopeful she’ll meet the moment," she wrote.