New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed early Tuesday afternoon that he will be resigning. Leaders from across the country, including President Joe Biden, asked for Cuomo to step down. A report from the state attorney general alleged “he’s sexually harassed, multiple women.

Cuomo says:

“And I think that given the circumstances the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government, and therefore that is what I’ll do, because I work for you, and doing the right thing, is doing the right thing for you.”

He adds:

“It is a matter of life and death. Government operations and wasting energy on distraction is the last thing government should be,” Cuomo said. “I cannot be the cause. New York tough means New York loving. And I love New York and I love you. Everything I have ever done has been motivated by that love and I would never want to be unhelpful in any way.”

Cuomo also shared a few words with his three daughters:

“I want them to know from the bottom of my heart that I never did and I never would intentionally disrespect a woman, treat any woman differently than I would want them treated and that is the God’s honest truth. Your dad made mistakes. And he apologized, and he learned from it and that’s what life is all about.”

He is set to leave office in two weeks.

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