Kathy Hochul gives first remarks since Gov. Cuomo's resignation | USA TODAY 1

Kathy Hochul gives first remarks since Gov. Cuomo’s resignation | USA TODAY

 

Lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul addresses the people of New York and takes questions from reporters following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo. Hochul will become the state’s 57th governor and the first woman to hold the post.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday under the weight of a sexual-harassment scandal that engulfed his administration and derailed his political future, capping a remarkable and rapid fall for a governor whose national profile had risen to extraordinary heights during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cuomo, a Democrat, said his resignation will take effect in 14 days, ending a decade-long run in the office he dedicated most of his adult life to keeping within his family — first as an adviser to his father, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo, before winning three terms himself.

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