In a shocking turn of events, Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has now resigned after a long running sexual harassment scandal.
BREAKING NEWS: NY Gov. Cuomo resigns amid sexual harassment scandalhttps://t.co/rtuQhb0b0R
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Andrew Cuomo has been embroiled in controversy recently since New York Attorney General Leticia James finished her investigation into his misdeeds and found that wrongdoing had occurred with 11 women.
According to The Hill:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has resigned from office after a bombshell report released by state Attorney General Letitia James (D) found he sexually harassed 11 women, including some who worked in his office, and violated state and federal laws.
Cuomo had been inundated with calls for his departure and faced an impeachment hearing in the state Assembly that appeared all but guaranteed to spark a trial in the state Senate. Should he have survived potential impeachment proceedings, he also faced daunting reelection prospects in 2022.
His resignation followed a 45-minute news conference from Rita Glavin, his attorney, during which she refuted the allegations in the report and attacked the credibility of the investigators and women who came forward with accusations.
But Cuomo, in his own press conference immediately after, announced he would be stepping down in 14 days.
Cuomo was defiant up until the very end with many people close to the situation feeling as though he would need to be removed from office rather than resign.