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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Resigns

Written by on August 11, 2021

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation yesterday and his plan
to resign in 14 days. This announcement and decision come from under the weight of a sexual harassment scandal that engulfed his administration and ruined his political future, becoming a remarkable and rapid fall for a governor whose national profile had risen to extraordinary heights during the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo will be ending a decade-long run in the office. Before winning three terms himself, Cuomo dedicated most of his adult life to keeping within his family, first as an adviser to his father, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo.


In Cuomo’s address to New Yorkers, he stated; “ I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let the government get back to government…And therefore that’s what I’ll do because I work for you and doing the right thing is doing the right thing for you…Wasting energy on distractions is the last thing that state government should be doing…And I can’t be the cause of that. New York tough means New York loving. And I love New York and I love you, and everything I have ever done has been motivated by that love and I would never want to be unhelpful in any way.”


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