New York governor Cuomo resigns amid assault allegations


New York governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference called Tuesday morning.

Connor Fox, General Staff Reporter

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) officially resigned from the governorship Tuesday morning amid a tidal wave of scandal involving multiple alleged sexual assault allegations.

This news comes after the NY attorney general released a report stating there was considerable evidence supporting these allegations and the charges against him could be grounds for impeachment. This report almost immediately brought New York State Lawmakers to announce an impeachment probe into the Governor and the allegations.

In the report, NYAG Letitia James states that “we find that the Governor sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees by, among other things, engaging in unwelcome and non-consensual touching, as well as making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women.” 

These accusations have shocked the media and Cuomo’s constituents in N.Y. because looking from a political standpoint, Governor Cuomo was a model democratic governor, with progressive stances on women’s rights and a praised handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York State.

Even apart from the accusations of sexual harassment, these past six months of Cuomo’s tenure as governor have been riddled with scandal. Most notable among these being a supposed effort by the Governor’s office to obscure the New York COVID death toll in nursing homes.

With the resignation of Cuomo squashing any hopes for a presidential run, it is safe to say that the political dynasty started by the governor’s late father, Mario Cuomo, has officially been put to rest. Governor Cuomo’s term officially ends on August 24th.