ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he will be resigning from his post in two weeks time.
This announcement came during a press conference at noon Tuesday following an investigation into the Governor’s alleged sexual misconduct from Attorney General Letitia James.
This came as a surprise to many as moments before, Cuomo’s Lawyer Rita Glavin addressed and denied many of the specific allegations. Cuomo also started his press conference by dismissing many of the incidents as misunderstandings and claimed that he didn’t mean to make anyone uncomfortable.
He said that there is a difference between alleged sexual misconduct and being found guilty of sexual harassment.
While he believes he is innocent, the cited reason for his resignation was that the ongoing investigation would be a distraction from addressing problems that New Yorkers are facing.
According to the New York State Constitution, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul will become the governor and has already indicated that she is ready to take the position.
Cuomo’s resignation comes at a time where he is also being investigated for using tax paper dollars to fund his memoir of handling the pandemic and for the alleged cover up of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.