New York governor Andrew Cuomo resigns

This comes after New York’s attorney general released the results of a probe that found he sexually harassed women.

Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations on Tuesday in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19 .

 

The three-term governor’s decision was announced as momentum built in the Legislature to remove him by impeachment. This comes after New York’s attorney general released the results of a probe that found Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women.

 

Investigators said 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.”

 

Lieutenant-Governor Kathy Hochul, a 62-year-old Democrat and former member of Congress, will become the state’s 57th governor and the first woman to hold the post.

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