New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resigned after state attorney general says he violated sexual harassment laws.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation on Tuesday, following a damning report from the state’s attorney general alleging he’d sexually harassed multiple women, prompting calls for his resignation from top Democrats, including President Joe Biden.
“And I think that given the circumstances the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government, and therefore that is what I’ll do, because I work for you, and doing the right thing, is doing the right thing for you,” Cuomo said.
He announced that he will leave office in 14 days while maintaining that he did nothing wrong.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, will finish his term and become the state’s first female governor.
Moment when Cuomo announced resignation:
BREAKING 🚨 NEW YORK GOV. ANDREW CUOMO IS RESIGNING pic.twitter.com/j2BX6D5CKI
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