Democrat Kathy Hochul will be sworn in as the next governor of New York State at midnight and promised to “get the job done.”
In his last public speech as Governor of New York State on Monday, Andrew Cuomo complained about what he called unfairness. National survey The conclusion is that he sexually harassed 11 women who worked for him.
“You know me. I am a fighter, and my instinct is to fight this because it seems unfair and unjust in my opinion,” Cuomo said in a pre-recorded speech broadcast on Monday.
Cuomo said he has decided Not participating in the competition The impeachment process of the state legislature, because “extending this situation will only paralyze the government.”
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— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 23, 2022
After Cuomo left office, another Democrat, New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (Kathy Hochul) took over and became the first female manager of New York State.
The 62-year-old Hochul will be sworn in at the Albany State Capitol at 00:01 AM Eastern Time (04:01 GMT) and promised to change her style, saying that no one will accuse her, just like the Attorney General’s Do it silently, create a “toxic work environment.”
Hochul took over challenges including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic because she took over a state government that was criticized for being upset and doing nothing in the last few months of Cuomo’s tenure.
The Democrat Hochul announced the appointment of two women to the top positions in the governor’s office: Karen Persichilli Keogh will become the governor’s secretary, and Elizabeth Fine will serve as chief legal counsel.
Hochul has stated that she will not retain anyone who is found to behave unethically during Cuomo’s tenure. According to the staff roster, at least 35 employees in the governor’s office have left since February.
Hochul, who did not work closely with Cuomo, said that she was unaware of the allegations of harassment until they became public.
“I have a different way of governing,” Hochel said in Queens last week.
“I finished the job because I didn’t have time to be distracted, especially when I entered this position.”
In March of this year, after two women made public allegations of harassment, Cuomo submitted these complaints to New York Attorney General Letia James for independent investigation. Members of the New York Assembly began an impeachment investigation.
A sort of Damn report The Democratic colleague James announced the news on August 3. This is the beginning of the end of Cuomo’s ten-year tenure as governor. He has lost allies.
The outgoing governor faces many Legal and political challenges Even if he leaves public office.
James is investigating whether Cuomo improperly used national resources to test his family and wealthy friends for the coronavirus, and wrote a $5.1 million book on the COVID-19 crisis in New York last year.
Cuomo no longer faces impeachment by the New York Assembly, but lawmakers said they will release a report after completing the investigation.
State lawmakers and federal prosecutors are investigating why the Cuomo government concealed data showing the true situation of the number of deaths in nursing homes due to COVID-19 in 2020.
Five state prosecutors asked James to provide information. His report concluded that Cuomo kissed, groped, or made unwelcome sexual comments on 11 women, and retaliated against a woman who filed a complaint, which violated the federal law. And state laws.