[guest post by Dana]
He made the announcement just moments ago:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday he was resigning after a withering report from the state’s attorney general alleged he’d sexually harassed multiple women leading to calls from top Democrats, including President Joe Biden, that he step down.
“And I think that given the circumstances the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government, and therefore that is what I’ll do, because I work for you, and doing the right thing, is doing the right thing for you,” Cuomo said.
He announced he’ll leave office in 14 days while continuing to insist that he did nothing wrong.
It was indeed a damning report. And of course, he is insisting that he did nothing wrong:
Fighting for his political survival, Cuomo authorized James to investigate the harassment claims and predicted the probe would exonerate him — but it wound up substantiating all the claims against him in a blistering 165-page report.
In one case, he allegedly groped an executive assistant under her shirt, and in another, he fondled a state trooper, the report alleged. The governor “sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees by, among other things, engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching, as well as making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women,” the report alleged.
Shortly after the report’s release, Cuomo maintained “I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” and vowed to focus on his job.
Shorter Cuomo: Despite these false allegations, I will nobly sacrifice myself for you, New York.
[UPDATE by JVW] – It’s only fair that we take a moment to recall all of the aging, befuddled celebrities who fawned over Andy the Asshole just one year ago:
Emmy of 2020…
I would like to know what each of these phony celebrities have to say today.
This should not be memory-holed. pic.twitter.com/gQhiTakWZd
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) August 10, 2021