New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation on Tuesday after allegations that several women were sexually abused.
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“In terms of circumstances, the best way to help you is to withdraw,” said Andrew Cuomo, who also gave a “deep apology” to women who were “offended” by his actions.
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Andrew Cuomo, 63, has been in office since 2011 and was re-elected in 2014 and 2018, first caught up in February and since then the testimony of former employees of his administration or advisers has multiplied. By March, he had already rejected calls for resignation.
But most of the investigation sought by New York State Attorney General Letitia James found his situation to be very difficult, accusing him of sexually harassing eleven women and violating federal and state laws. In the process, US President Joe Biden called for his resignation.
Among the women in the report, an aide complained last week, paving the way for legal action against the governor.
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“There is no credible evidence in the report for the most serious allegations. And there is a discrepancy between the fact that the allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment are confirmed,” Andrew Cuomo again defended Tuesday.
“But that does not mean that eleven women were not harmed. They are. And for that, I sincerely apologize,” he added.
He said his resignation would take effect in 14 days, paying a “wise and competent” tribute to Vice Governor Kathy Hochul, who would soon replace him and become the first woman governor of the New State. York.
The governor of the fourth most populous state in the country, Andrew Cuomo, became a national star at the height of the coronavirus epidemic in the spring of 2020, thanks to his daily television spots, rationalized and reassured in the midst of the crisis, and this made him an anti-Trump figure.
However, the case underestimated the number of deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes, after which its record has already been tarnished by allegations of sexual harassment.
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