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Cuomo set to step down as top aide says he has no interest in running for office again


New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (L) and working mate Lt. Gov. nominee Kathy Hochul participate in a marketing campaign cease on the New York Lodge & Motel Trades Council a day forward of the Democratic main in Midtown, New York on September 8, 2014.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “has little interest in working for workplace once more,” his aide stated Monday because the embattled Democratic chief ready to step down from his job of 10 years amid a sexual harassment scandal.

Cuomo was set to get replaced by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, additionally a Democrat, who will turn into the state’s first feminine governor after a non-public swearing-in ceremony after midnight Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

The governor on his last full day in workplace Monday will ship a farewell deal with at 12 p.m. ET.

“Sure, my last day is tomorrow — Tuesday morning,” Cuomo stated Sunday during a briefing on Tropical Storm Henri.

Cuomo, 63, made the shocking announcement of his resignation two weeks earlier, after vigorously defending himself towards quite a few allegations of sexual harassment compiled in a damning report from the workplace of New York Legal professional Normal Letitia James.

Cuomo had initially appeared poised to attempt to cling to his title after the damning report got here out, whilst a lot of his political allies, together with President Joe Biden, called on him to step down. However in mid-August, Cuomo stated that, “given the circumstances, the easiest way I will help now’s if I step apart and let authorities get again to authorities.”

His departure won’t cease an impeachment investigation launched by New York state lawmakers, who restarted their probe days after being closely criticized for deciding to suspend it following Cuomo’s resignation announcement.

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul speaks throughout a information convention the day after Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced his resignation on the New York State Capitol, in Albany, New York, August 11, 2021.

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At least five district attorney’s offices around the state have also begun probes of possible crimes by Cuomo towards a few of his accusers. A staffer for Cuomo has filed a criminal complaint against him, the Albany County sheriff’s workplace stated earlier this month.

“Between [his time as Housing and Urban Development secretary], [New York attorney general and] Governor, Andrew Cuomo has spent practically 25 years in public service. And the best way he does it, it is 24 hours a day, 7 days per week,” Cuomo’s shut aide Melissa DeRosa stated in an announcement to NBC Information.

“He appears to be like ahead to spending time along with his household and has lots of fishing to compensate for. He’s exploring quite a lot of choices, however has little interest in working for workplace once more,” DeRosa’s assertion stated.

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