Amid mounting legal pressure, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo steps down after a state investigation found he had sexually harassed 11 women.
While talking to new Yorkers, Governor said “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’s what I’ll do, because I work for you and doing the right thing is doing the right thing for you”. Moreover, in his resignation remarks, Cuomo apologized to his three daughters but blamed politics for being forced from office.
Moreover, in his resignation remarks, Cuomo apologized to his three daughters but blamed politics for being forced from office.
According to one investigator, he subjected women to unwanted kisses; groped their breasts or buttocks or otherwise touched them inappropriately; made insinuating remarks about their looks and their sex lives; and created a work environment “rife with fear and intimidation”.
Cuomo has served since 2011 as governor of the fourth most-populous US state. He had gained international prominence and enhanced national standing in the US for his handling of early stages of the coronavirus pandemic in New York in 2020. A book by Cuomo on leadership lessons from the COVID-19 crisis was a bestseller.
According to reports, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will takeover from resigning Governor Andrew Cuomo in two weeks