New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has finally announced that he is resigning, effective in 14 days.
After everything that has come out about his nursing home policy, which resulted in the deaths of thousands, as well as his sexual harassment scandal, this resignation was long overdue.
This isn’t the end of Cuomo’s troubles either, far from it.
The New York Post reports:
Andrew Cuomo resigns as governor of New York
In a dramatic fall from grace, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday surrendered to the wave of scandals that have ensnared his administration and left him facing impeachment, announcing that he will resign by the end of the month rather than mount a brutal defense against sexual harassment allegations.
He made the announcement in a 22-minute televised address, during which he once again sought to cast the attorney general’s documentation of sexual harassment and groping as politically motivated.
“I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside,” Cuomo said from his Midtown office, telling New Yorkers that he would step down because of the time and toll a previously promised fight to stay in office would take.
Cuomo’s resignation marks an ignominious end to the Democrat’s three-term run as governor, the same number of terms to which his late father — Gov. Mario Cuomo, whom the younger Cuomo idolized — was elected.
By resigning before his term ends, Andrew Cuomo will not match the three full terms as governor that the family patriarch served.
Here’s the video:
BREAKING: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces he is resigning in 14 days.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 10, 2021
It’s amazing that Cuomo was allowed to hold out this long.
Calls for his resignation were completely justified.