New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigning over sexual harassment allegations

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In this still image from video, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces his resignation over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19 during a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Tuesday, Aug. 10. (Office of the Governor of New York via AP)
Marina Villeneuve The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during some of the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a televised address, the 63-year-old Democrat emphatically denied intentionally showing any disrespect toward women but said that fighting back against what he called the “politically motivated” attack on him would subject the state to months of turmoil, and “I cannot be the cause of that.” “The best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government,” Cuomo said. The three-term Democratic governor’s deci
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