Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo resigned amidst the growing pressure regarding the sexual harassment charges including inappropriate behavior with former and current employees of the state office as well as the covid-19 death toll undercount connected to the nursing homes of New York.
The resignation was imminent. Provided the growing pressure on Cuomo after he fell for controversies one after another. He was heading towards an impeachment trial if he didn’t plan to step down as a governor of New York himself. Moreover, the Governor resigned a week after the investigation concluded that he sexually harassed 11 women.
Andrew Cuomo had been isolated from his political counterparts after the private investigation confirmed his sexual harassment with employees of the statehouse. A lot of political friends and foes had called out for him to resign including president Joe Biden.
According to the investigation carried out by the District Attorney’s office of New York, it was determined that as many as 11 women were sexually harassed by Andrew Cuomo during his tenure both in and out of the state government.
Cuomo formally submitted his resignation to the state by saying
“I love New York and always have. I would never want to be unhelpful in any way, and I think given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let the government get back to governing, and therefore, that’s what I’ll do.”
The resignation of Andrew Cuomo will be in effect from 24th August where the democratic Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will take over the charge as the governor of New York for the remaining term of Cuomo.
Cuomo praised Kathy Hochul stating that his lieutenant governor is very smart and competent. He expects the transition to be seamless. He is concerned about the delta variant and wants to work with the state government for the betterment of society as well as a quick recovery from the pandemic.
Andrew Cuomo extended his deepest and sincerest apologies to all the women who he had offended in the past. He regretted his actions in his statement with the resignation. He wished good luck to his lieutenant governor and expects New York to continue prospering and becoming one of the best states of the United States of America.