Cuomo Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he would resign from office in 14 days. The announcement comes one week after a report by the New York attorney general’s office concluded that Cuomo had sexually harassed 11 women. The report sparked renewed calls for Cuomo to resign, including from President Joe Biden and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing. Therefore, that’s what I’ll do,” Cuomo said Tuesday, maintaining his stance that his behavior did not amount to sexual harassment. Cuomo will be replaced by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who will become New York’s first female governor.
Coverage was prominent and mostly balanced across the spectrum. However, several outlets published sensationalist headlines; on the left, a HuffPost headline read “Gov’s a Goner: Cuomo Quits” and a Daily Beast headline focused on the governor’s “Lies, Excuses and Insults.” Sensationalist headlines in right-rated outlets included “Grope Gov Is Out” from Fox News and “Creep Cuomo Quits!” from the New York Post.
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From the LeftCuomo Resigns Amid Scandals, Ending Decade-Long Run in Disgrace
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said Tuesday he would resign from office, succumbing to a ballooning sexual harassment scandal that fueled an astonishing reversal of fortune for one of the nation’s best-known leaders.
Mr. Cuomo said his resignation would take effect in 14 days. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, will be sworn in to replace him, becoming the first woman in New York history to occupy the state’s top office.
“Given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let...
From the CenterCuomo resigns after investigation finds he harassed multiple women
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 resignation 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.
But he appeared defiant to the end.
From the RightAndrew Cuomo resigns as New York governor in wake of sexual harassment scandal
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned from his position on Tuesday, one week after state Attorney General Letitia James released a report that found he sexually harassed 11 women, including staffers and others who did not work for his administration.
"It was an honor to lead," Cuomo said in his closing remarks shortly following the announcement, noting that the transition will be effective "in 14 days." New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be his replacement and will serve as the state's first female governor.