NY Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, Cuomo's Successor, Promises Ethical Administration
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In an interview with CBS News Sunday, New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul promised to have a "completely ethical" administration when she takes over for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo announced his resignation last week after the state attorney general's released an investigation saying he sexually harassed 11 women; he will step down next Tuesday. The New York State Assembly decided on Friday to suspend its impeachment investigation into Cuomo, who many still face criminal charges in connection with the harassment claims. Cuomo's administration was also scrutinized for underreporting COVID-19 related deaths in nursing homes after filling empty long-term care facility beds with positive COVID-19 patients early in the pandemic. Hochul vowed to cooperate with questions about the nursing home deaths, as well as calls from state lawmakers for her to prove she was unaware of Cuomo's alleged sexual misconduct.
Hochul's upcoming takeover made headlines across the political spectrum. Hochul, who will be the state's first female governor, is assuring women that the culture will be changed, and she is planning to have conversations with Cuomo's accusers. She also reportedly plans to run for reelection in 2022.
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From the LeftHochul vows ‘zero tolerance’ in her administration once she becomes New York governor
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who will make history as the female governor of New York, on Sunday vowed to uphold integrity in her administration after Andrew Cuomo resigned following the state attorney general’s investigation that found he sexually harassed multiple women.
“It won’t be difficult for me. Everyone who has known my career over 27 years of elected office knows that I have very high ethical standards and I will go in there and literally say, ‘It is a whole new day.’ Zero tolerance,” Hochul told CNN’s Jake Tapper...
From the CenterFormer NY governor predicts Hochul will be 'effective' taking over for Cuomo
Former New York Gov. David Paterson (D) said Sunday that Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) will be well-suited for the job when takes over for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) following his resignation.
When Hochul takes over, she will be the first woman to serve as governor in the state's history.
In an interview with John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM, Paterson discussed the task ahead for Hochul and the changes that will come when she assumes her new role as governor.
“I think she is really going to surprise New Yorkers by...
From the RightHochul looking forward to creating 'completely ethical' New York administration
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sunday said she aims to create a "completely ethical" administration when she becomes the state's first female governor, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation stemming from multiple sexual misconduct claims.
During an interview with CBS's Face the Nation, Hochul said she wanted the women who were allegedly harassed by Cuomo to know the "culture will be changed 1000%" for "all women" working in the governor's office.
"I want every young woman, just like I was a high school assembly intern, to realize that this is a place where they...