Cuomo Exits Governorship, Hochul To Become First Female NY Governor

In his address, Cuomo said of Hochul: “We all wish her success.”
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With today's departure of former Governor Andrew Cuomo, after an investigation by Attorney General Letitia James found that Cuomo had allegedly sexually harassed 11 women, Kathy Hocul will now become the 57th Governor of New York--and the states' first female governor.

She will be formally sworn in at midnight on Tuesday.

In a farewell address, Cuomo continued to deny any wrongdoing and said that he was in fact the victim of a "media frenzy." He said allegations against him must be further “scrutinized and vetted.”

Here are a few snippets from Cuomo's farewell address on Monday.

Governor Cuomo: "I want you to know from the bottom of my heart, that every day I worked my hardest. I gave it my all and I tried my best to deliver for you. And that is the God's honest truth."

Governor Cuomo: "Thank you for the honor of serving as governor of New York. Thank you for allowing me to represent you. Thank you for empowering me to fight for you. Thank you for trusting me through COVID. Thank you for making New York State, the progressive Capitol of the nation. Thank you for vindicating E.B. White's words, often quoted by my father, God, rest his soul. When he said, 'New York is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village, the visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying the way is up.'"

Governor Cuomo: "My faith has been in the people, not the politicians and not even the political system. I know too well the flaws of the political system. I believed and still believe that New Yorkers informed with the facts when they believe the facts, when they believe they're told the truth, they will do the right thing. Even when it's hard."

In his address, Cuomo said of Hochul: “We all wish her success.”

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