August 10, 2021 – In Breaking News – NEW YORK POST
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 icarn 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.
(New York Attorney General Letitia James holds a press conference stating that Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women. Courtesy of NBC News and YouTube. Posted on Aug 3, 2021.)
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.
“This is one of the most challenging times for government in a generation,” said the outgoing governor.
“Government really needs to function today, government needs to perform. It is a matter of life and death.”
“Wasting energy on distractions is the last thing [the] state government should be doing.”
(Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation on Tuesday, offering a full-throated defense of his behavior with women before saying he’s stepping down for the good of New Yorkers in the wake of the scathing state Attorney General report that accused him of sexual harassment. Courtesy of NEW YORK POST and YouTube. Posted on Aug 10, 2021.)
The impeachment fight, he said, would “consume government.”
“It will cost the taxpayers millions of dollars,” he went on. “It will brutalize people.”
“This situation, by its current trajectory, will generate months of political and legal controversy. That is what we’re going to have. That is how the political wind is blowing.”
Cuomo went 11 minutes into the speech before making the stunning announcement, which made him the third New York governor in a row to be forced out of office amid scandal after David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer.
In the speech, he once again sought to cast allegations of sexual harassment and groping as politically motivated — an argument that has not recently helped the scandal-scarred governor’s political standing.
(Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is set to become New York’s first female governor. Erica Byfield catches you up to speed on the the state’s next executive. Courtesy of NBC New York and YouTube. Posted on Aug 10, 2021.)
“I’m a fighter and my instinct is to fight through this controversy because I truly believe it is politically motivated,” Cuomo said.
“I believe that it is unfair and it is untruthful and I believe it demonizes behavior that is unsustainable for society.”
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(The Fox News senior meteorologist and New York assemblyman Ron Kim, who both lost loved ones in New York nursing homes, react to the New York governor’s resignation. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on Aug 11, 2021.)
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