ALBANY – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aide has resigned.
Melissa DeRosa’s resignation came late Sunday, just a day before the State Assembly Judiciary Committee is set to meet on the possibility of impeaching the Governor.
A New York Attorney General’s report released last week concluded Cuomo sexually harassed eleven women.
DeRosa served as his secretary, which is the highest-ranking appointed position in the state.
The AG report named her several times, while detailing a toxic workplace environment where inappropriate behavior was overlooked.
DeRosa also came under fire in February for the state under-reporting the number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.
A transcript from a private conversation with lawmakers revealed she said the administration withheld the information because it was concerned about an inquiry from then-President Donald’ Trump’s Department of Justice.