New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo submitted his letter of resignation hours earlier than he formally vacates the workplace.
The Democrat, who’s stepping down amid controversy, addressed the letter to Senate Majority Chief Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Meeting Speaker Carl Heastie.
“I hereby tender my resignation for the workplace of Governor of the State of New York. This resignation shall be efficient at 12:00 a.m., August 24, 2021. It has been my pleasure to serve with you each,” Cuomo wrote.
Cuomo, 63, introduced his resignation on Aug. 10 following the discharge of New York Lawyer Basic Letitia James’s report outlining 11 allegations of sexual harassment towards the governor.
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Cuomo rejected the claims outlined within the report however mentioned it was the “proper factor” to step down. However in his ultimate public remarks as governor, he mentioned it was “unfair” he needed to resign .
Though lawmakers seem to have backed out of shifting to question Cuomo, they’re anticipated to launch a report on the inquiry. Cuomo additionally faces a number of legal investigations .
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is poised to switch Cuomo as New York’s first feminine governor, and Stewart-Cousins will take over as lieutenant governor.