Headline RoundupAugust 16th, 2021

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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