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the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned today, which will take effect in 14 days, following allegations of sexual harassment, a year after it was widely praised nationally for its detailed daily reporting and leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tripartite governor’s decision was announced as pressure created in the legislature to impeach him. This came after New York Attorney General Letitia James Publication of the results of the investigation which found that Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women.
Investigators said he offered the women unwanted kisses, among other actions; In addition, he made suggestive comments about his appearance and created a work environment “full of fear and intimidation”.
“I would like to thank these women who have honestly submitted their complaint, it is not easy to do, but you have done an important service. You taught me and others an important lessonPersonal boundaries must be expanded and protected. “I take full responsibility,” Andrew Cuomo said.
State agent still I reviewed some of the 11 charges against women which he refers to in terms of inappropriate behaviour, and reiterates that he has not crossed the line with anyone, “but I understand that line has been highlighted”.
The governor accused the pressure to resign mainly because “there are so many political agendas at stake and so many interests behind us.” He stressed that “it is not easy to step aside” and accept full responsibility for the events, but said “in my case there was no serious analysis.”
“The political environment is very hot and it overreacts to everything,” he said before referring to him as the governor who has held the most women in executive positions across the country.
“I want to deeply apologize to the 11 women who may have offended,” he said in another part of his speech, summarizing some of his accomplishments he was proud to mention about how to deal with the pandemic.
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