New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced today that he will resign from office over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations effective in two weeks.
“The best way I can help now, is if I step aside and let government get back to governing and therefore that’s what I’ll do,” Cuomo declared.
Cuomo continued, “Because I work for you and doing the right thing is doing the right thing for you, because as we say, it’s not about me, it’s about you.”
“Kathy Hocul, my Lieutenant Governor is smart and competent, this transition must be seamless,” Cuomo added.
“The best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing. And therefore, that’s what I’ll do,” New York Gov. Cuomo says. pic.twitter.com/Z1edfCJa3z— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 10, 2021
Cuomo’s announcement came after his lawyer again flatly denied claims that he had sexually harassed anyone and that it was all a matter of political retribution.
Hocul, also a Democrat, will become the state’s 57th governor and the first woman to hold the post.
Conservative JT Lewis tweeted out sarcastically about the news, “Looking forward to Chris Cuomo on CNN tonight! Probably gonna do a full hour on why Ron DeSantis is the worst Governor in the country. Nothing else in the news cycle, right?”
Looking forward to Chris Cuomo on CNN tonight! Probably gonna do a full hour on why Ron DeSantis is the worst Governor in the country. Nothing else in the news cycle, right?— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) August 10, 2021
U.S. House Rep Tom Suozzi (D-NY) issued a statement where he stated that Cuomo did “the right thing by resigning.”
My statement on the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo: pic.twitter.com/NaO0clo3LN— Tom Suozzi (@RepTomSuozzi) August 10, 2021
Earlier, we reported:
The online live stream here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/ is of an attorney defending New York Governor Andrew Cuomo against many of the sexual harassment allegations by the New York Attorney General report. Rita Glavin highlighted many things about the report.
She tries to debunk many of the claims against Cuomo and says that he should not be impeached based on the things in the report. One shocking part of the video that is documented by Nick Reisman says that one of the early accusers against Cuomo, Lindsey Boylan, had a bias against Governor Cuomo.
Boylan reportedly ran against U.S. House Rep Jerry Nadler (D-NY) in a primary. She allegedly thought Cuomo’s Covid-19 rules made it harder for her to get signatures to run. She allegedly was angry Cuomo didn’t do more to help her run against Nadler.
Nadler however, has still called for Cuomo to resign earlier this month, despite this new allegation claiming Boylan is accusing Cuomo of sexual harassment as political revenge. We don’t expect Nadler to rescind his calls for Cuomo to resign. Rita Glavin spoke at a presser today and is still live as of the start of this writing.
“Glavin says investigators should have spent more time going over communications from Lindsey Boylan’s Manhattan borough president campaign and AG James’ office…
…Glavin is now alleging Boylan was upset with Cuomo because he didn’t support her campaign for Congress in 2020 against Jerry Nadler in a Democratic primary”
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