New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned today after the realization finally hit him that he will be impeached and forced from office. His resignation will take place in 14 days.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will become New York’s first women to serve the state.
Amid a “growing chorus” of Democrats demanding he resign, Cuomo faced the fact that he is now “out of options,” according to MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace. (Could one member of the “chorus” be President Biden?)
To add insult to injury, Cuomo’s step-down announcement included an “apology” to the women he violated. While not exactly admitting guilt, he explained his behavior as somehow being out of time, as though what used to be okay is now wrong.
Hey Andrew, what you did has always been wrong! The only difference is that now offenders are getting caught and being held accountable.
Stepping down will not stop the investigations into Cuomo.
Cuomo became the 56th Governor of New York in January, 2011, having previously served as Attorney General of New York.
For more information and live updates:
- Live updates CNN: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/andrew-cuomo-investigation-08-10-21/index.html
- Andrew Cuomo Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Cuomo