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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that he’s resigning in the wake of multiple sexual harassment claims.
“I think that given the circumstances, the best way that I can help now is if I step aside and let the government back to governing,” Cuomo says.
“My resignation will be effective in 14 days.”
Here’s Cuomo’s announcement:
Last week, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that an independent investigation concluded Gov. Cuomo had sexually harassed 11 women.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will replace Cuomo as governor of New York.
“The three-term governor’s decision was announced as momentum built in the Legislature to remove him by impeachment,” the AP says. “It came after New York’s attorney general released the results of an investigation that found Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women.
“Investigators said he subjected women to unwanted kisses; groped their breasts or buttocks or otherwise touched them inappropriately; made insinuating remarks about their looks and their sex lives; and created a work environment rife with fear and intimidation.'”
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