Moving trucks were spotted outside the Executive Mansion in Albany, NY Friday as outgoing leader Andrew Cuomo formally resigns as Governor this Tuesday.
“A Cuomo pal told the New York Post that the governor plans to move into a rental house in Westchester. The friend noted that he lived there with his former partner, that his sister as well as brother-in-law Kenneth Cole live in Westchester, and that the 63-year-old Queens native needs a garage for his classic car and motorcycle, along with space for his dog Captain,” reports Fox News.
“It’s also unclear why the wealthy soon-to-be-ex-governor — who cashed in on the pandemic while it was happening with a $5.1 million COVID book deal — had apparently not hired professional movers,” adds Fox.
The top Democrat announced his resignation last week amid a series of scandals surrounding allegations of sexual misconduct and his handling of the state’s nursing homes in the early days of the COVID pandemic.
President Biden reacted to news of Andrew Cuomo’s decision shortly after the announcement; saying the New York Democrat “did a helluva job” during his career in politics.
“I respect the governor’s decision and I respect the decision he made,” Biden said at the White House shortly after Cuomo announced his impending resignation.
“I think the impact is all on Andrew Cuomo and his decision to make that judgment,” Biden added. “And I respect his decision.”
“He’s done a hell of a job,” Biden concluded when asked about his career. “… That’s why it’s so sad.”
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BREAKING NOW: Andrew Cuomo Resigns as Governor of New York
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned from office Tuesday afternoon following a series of sexual assault allegations; ending months of speculation over the Democrat’s political future and the fate of the state.
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations Tuesday in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19,” reports the Associated Press.
“The three-term governor’s decision was announced as momentum built in the Legislature to remove him by impeachment. It came after New York’s attorney general released the results of an investigation that found Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women,” adds the AP.
BREAKING: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns amid a barrage of sexual harassment allegations a year after he was hailed for his leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19. https://t.co/RKWEVzKVYR
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 10, 2021
BREAKING: New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns over scandal. pic.twitter.com/J79h1lINwn
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 10, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) August 10, 2021
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DE BLAS APPROVES: NYC Mayor Says Cuomo Resignation ‘For the Good of All New York’
Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement Tuesday following the abrupt resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo; calling his decision to step aside is “for the good of all New York.”
“Make no mistake, this is the result of survivors bravely telling their stories. It was past time for Andrew Cuomo to resign and it’s for the good of all New York,” posted de Blasio on Twitter.
Make no mistake, this is the result of survivors bravely telling their stories. It was past time for Andrew Cuomo to resign and it’s for the good of all New York.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 10, 2021
“New York tough means New York loving, and I love New York and I love you,” Cuomo said during his televised statement. “I would never want to be unhelpful in any way, and I think given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing, and therefore, that’s what I’ll do.”
“In my mind, I’ve never crossed the line with anyone, but I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn,” he added. “There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate. And I should have, no excuses.”
Cuomo will formally step-down two weeks from Tuesday, handing over control to Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.
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