New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced he will step down following a report that he sexually harassed multiple female employees and created a toxic work environment. His resignation will be effective in 14 days.
The state’s lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, will take office and serve out the remainder of Cuomo’s term, which ends in 2023. Hochul, a Buffalo Democrat, will be New York’s first female governor.
Cuomo’s resignation comes exactly one week after state Attorney General Letitia James released the findings of a months-long investigation into the governor, which was launched when several women publicly accused him of inappropriate behavior.