Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces His Resignation

August 10, 2021

 

ALBANY, NY – At 11am this morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s attorney Rita Glavin held a press conference.  Attorney Glavin stated that State Attorney General Tish James, only put negative statements about the governor in the AG’s report, and that Tish James did not include any witness testimony or facts, that contained positive info about the governor.  Glavin , also went through a list of witness complaints and got the governor’s side on on those complaints.  Almost immediately afterwards, the governor spoke, saying that while it was his instinct to fight, that the people of New York State were more important than he, and that he was submitting his resignation. 

The governor said that it will go into effect in 14 days, and that Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul is taking over.  Cuomo went to to thank the people of New York State, who he praised for their hard work and suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.  He also thanked State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.  “Thank you for the honor of serving you.  It has been the honor of my lifetime.  God bless you,” were the governor’s concluding words.