Following calls on both sides of the aisle to step down, embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has resigned following sexual harassment allegations.
"The best way I can help now is if I step aside... and that's what I will do," Cuomo said during a Tuesday press conference, adding that his resignation would be effective in 14 days.
BREAKING: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces he is resigning in 14 days.— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 10, 2021
"Given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing." https://t.co/xvFlqInxmP pic.twitter.com/8g1se7o2Og
Cuomo: "The best way I can help now is if I step aside... and that's what I will do."— Will Steakin (@wsteaks) August 10, 2021
GOV says resignation will be in effect in 14 days pic.twitter.com/NzVClYB9k0
Cuomo's lieutenant governor, Kathy Huchul, is now set to become New York's first female governor.
For those watching, this is quite the swan song.
@NYGovCuomo and now your patting yourself on the back ? I’m listening to you and I want to vomit . Go away pervert— Angela Hundley (@fishinggirl58) August 10, 2021
If he loves NY, he needs to STFU.— Ⓐⓜⓨ Ⓢ🤡💜🎬✡️🐒🧚🏻♀️🧸🥸🇮🇱 (@AmyES52) August 10, 2021
You can’t “apologize” and resign, then pivot to how fucking great you are….people will just remember you as the creepy groper, no matter what. #GovernorGaslighter @NYGovCuomo
Remember the cuomosexuals?
Tough day for Hollywood after half of it identified as Cuomosexuals last year pic.twitter.com/dgAUVRbifg— Newsquawk (@Newsquawk) August 10, 2021
This definitely aged well— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 3, 2021