(USNewsMag.com) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) has spent the last several months fighting for his political life. Last week, NY Attorney General Letitia James (D) delivered the fatal blow when she revealed the findings of the months-long investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against the governor. Investigators found evidence to support accusations that he’d harassed at least 11 women.
On August 10, Cuomo held a press conference, announcing his intention to resign on August 24. The governor again denied the allegations against him, saying he thinks they were politically motivated. However, he said he was going to step aside so the government could get back to work for the people.
The accusations against Cuomo are quite alarming. Women have said he made comments that made them feel uncomfortable and touched them inappropriately without consent. A state trooper assigned to his detail accused him of harassment, so has a doctor who once gave him a COVID-19 test on live TV. Cuomo’s former executive assistant, Brittany Commisso, has filed a criminal complaint alleging he “broke the law” and needs to face accountability. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office is investigating those allegations.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) will take over when Cuomo leaves office in two weeks. She’ll become the state’s first female governor.
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