Kathy Hochul To Become New York’s 1st Female Governor After Cuomo Resigns

Following New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation on Tuesday, his lieutenant, Kathy Hochul, will become the state’s first female governor.

Cuomo stepped down following an investigation led by New York Attorney General Letitia James that found he had sexually harassed nearly a dozen women.

 James released a report last week detailing the findings and concluding that Cuomo had “sexually harassed current and former state employees in violation of both federal and state laws.”

In a message posted to Twitter on Tuesday morning, Hochul said she was “prepared” to take over for Cuomo.

I agree with Governor Cuomo’s decision to step down. It is the right thing to do and in the best interest of New Yorkers.

As someone who has served at all levels of government and is next in the line of succession, I am prepared to lead as New York State’s 57th Governor.

— Kathy Hochul (@LtGovHochulNY) August 10, 2021

Hochul, a Buffalo native and former Democratic congresswoman, will now assume the governorship and become the first governor from outside New York City or its neighboring counties in nearly a century.

Source: Yahoo News!

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