Cuomo’s resignation will be effective in 14 days.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced his resignation on Tuesday. It will be effective in 14 days.
Cuomo said his fight through this controversy was politically motivated.
“This is about politics and our political system today is too often driven by extremes,” Cuomo says
He also said the current path of this situation would create months of problems and cost taxpayers millions.
“Wasting energy on distraction is the last thing government should do”, Cuomo says.
MORE: NY Attorney General probe believes Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women
On August 3, 2020, New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Cuomo was found to have sexually harassed 11 women, including former and current employees. Cuomo asked the state attorney general to launch this probe back in February.
The day the New York attorney general released the 168-page report, President Joe Biden said he believed Cuomo should resign.
On August 6, 2020, Albany County Sherrif’s said one of Cuomo’s former aide’s who accused him of groping her breast at his state residence filed a criminal complaint against him.
On Sunday Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, resigned following the release of the report. DeRosa had been in Cuomo’s administration since 2013.
READ THE FULL 168-PAGE REPORT:
GOV. CUOMO INVESTIGATION
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