Newsbreak: New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual assault
THE Governor of New York, ndrew Cuomo has resigned. Reports monitored by Irohinoodua indicated that the popular Governor left the stage today.
This marked the end of two weeks of controversy over his harassment of no fewer than 11 women during his political career.
Cuomo had said on Tuesday that he would resign.
The State Attorney Geneal had revealed a report that indicted Cuomo that he sexually embarrassed some women.
CNN reports that one week after the release of a report by the state attorney general that found he sexually harassed 11 women, Cuomo ended his decade leading the state and heading off a potential impeachment by New York’s Democratic-led legislature.
“The best way I can help is if I step aside and let government get back to governing,” the Democratic governor said.
Cuomo, the son of another three-term governor, said his announcement would take effect in two weeks, when he will hand over the reins to his deputy, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.
But on Tuesday, he stepped aside. Cuomo also apologised to the people of New York over the incidence.
CNN reported that In the seven days since New York state Attorney General Letitia James made her report public, Cuomo had faced new and more adamant calls to step down from state and national Democrats alike. He initially pushed back, seeking more time, but ultimately relented and decided to resign before state lawmakers could begin a process that would likely have led to his impeachment and removal from office.
The announcement capped a remarkable fall for the governor, who was lauded for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, only to see his administration swallowed up in scandal — over his alleged sexual misbehavior, the underreporting of nursing home deaths related to the coronavirus and his potential abuse of public resources as he wrote a book last year about the pandemic in New York.