New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace today following a report from the New York Attorney General’s office that confirmed he did in fact he sexually harass women in his office. It appeared Cuomo was going to try to hang on to his office with everything he had; however, it must have become clear that was simply not possible after the state assembly made it clear he would be impeached.
ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday following the release of a New York Attorney General’s Office report that said he sexually harassed multiple women.
Cuomo has been in office since 2011.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will serve as Governor until the end of Cuomo’s term, according to NY’s Constitution, on December 31, 2022.
Lindsey Boylan, a former candidate for the Democratic ticket in New York’s 10th Congressional District, accused the governor of sexual harassment in December. She later published an extended account of the alleged harassment online.
Since the publishing of her article, more women have come forward with accusations of sexual harassment against the governor.
Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to Cuomo, claimed in an interview with the New York Times that the governor asked her if she was monogamous and if she had ever been with an older man.
Bennett said Cuomo told her he was “open to relationships with women in their 20s.”
Janice Dean must be relieved. No, Cuomo isn’t gone because of the 15,000 elderly he murdered, including both of her in-laws, but he is finally gone.
Now that he no longer has the protection of the governorship, he needs to be investigated and charged for the 15,000 elderly who were sent to their deaths in nursing homes.
Update: Watch video of Cuomo’s resignation: