BREAKING: New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo introduced Tuesday he’ll resign after a withering report from the state’s lawyer common alleged he had sexually harassed a number of girls. 

This ahd led to calls from high Democrats, together with President Joe Biden, that he step down, NBC News studies.

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“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 stated.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, will serve the remainder of his time period, and would be the state’s first feminine governor.

Facing impeachment proceedings, which he admitted he could be unable to counter, Cuomo, 63, introduced he’ll go away workplace in 14 days whereas persevering with to insist that he did nothing improper.

Speaking to his three daughters, Cuomo stated, “I want them to know from the bottom of my heart that I never did and I never would intentionally disrespect a woman, treat any woman differently than I would want them treated and that is the God’s honest truth.”

“Your dad made mistakes. And he apologised, and he learned from it and that’s what life is all about.”

After he was first hit with sexual harassment allegations earlier this 12 months, Cuomo ignored bipartisan calls for that he resign, and predicted the investigation he authorised state Attorney General, Letitia James to hold out would exonerate him. 

Instead, the report alleged that he had harassed 11 girls — 9 of whom have been state workers — and subjected a few of them to unwelcome touching and groping. His workplace additionally retaliated towards one of many girls after she spoke out about how she was handled, the report alleged.

In the wake of the report, the state Assembly had begun to organise impeachment proceedings. Local legislation enforcement officers additionally introduced they have been investigating whether or not legal fees have been acceptable.

The lawyer common was requested if Cuomo ought to step down after she launched the report final week. “That decision is up to the governor himself. The report speaks for itself,” she responded.

Biden, a longtime Cuomo ally, was extra blunt when he was requested in regards to the report. “I think he should resign,” Biden stated.

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BREAKING: New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

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