JAMESTOWN (Erie News Now) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigning Tuesday, a move that comes after calls for him to step down, including from President Biden and several legislators after a New York Attorney General investigation found Cuomo had sexually harassed at least 11 women.
“I think it was the right thing to do for the state of New York and I also think it was the right thing to do for the Governor personally,” Assemblyman Andy Goodell said.
He said the impeachment process is long so he believes the governor did the right thing. Some Western New Yorkers we spoke to agree. Morgan Cornell was surprised to hear the news the Governor resigned but happy that he did after a growing number of sexual harassment allegations.
“Especially when he was big on the no tolerance of sexual harassment and then come to find out he was actually committing the acts himself so it was kind of surprising,” Cornell said.
Michael Correy was disappointed that even though Cuomo resigned, he maintains his innocence, blaming his behavior on generational differences in workplace behavior.
“Seeing that his language didn’t seem to convey that he really respected how he made people feel,” he said.