Following the investigation into several sexual harassment claims against the New York Governor, Lawmakers in Washington, Albany had been calling for his exit.
The New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned Tuesday following multiple sexual-harassment and the likelihood of an impeachment that left him facing pressure to step down even from his close associates.
This resignation by Andrew Cuomo cames a week after a report by New York Attorney General Letitia James which reported that Mr. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women in violation of state and federal laws, created a hostile work environment and retaliated against at least one former employee.
In televised remarks Tuesday, Cuomo, said the attorney general’s report and the impeachment probe had become a distraction.
“I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing,” he said. “And therefore, that’s what I’ll do.”
The resignation by Mr. Cuomo—whose political career began with helping his father, Mario Cuomo, who served three terms as New York governor—ends his own 10-year run as governor. His successor, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, also a Democrat, will be the first woman to serve as governor of New York.
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