New York Guv Cuomo resigns over animal aggravation allegations: What we apperceive and what's next
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo abruptly accommodated on Tuesday over animal aggravation allegations. Here's all you charge to apperceive about the case, what happened and what’s next.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo abruptly accommodated Tuesday. (Photo: AP)
After months of captivation on to ability amidst animal aggravation allegations,
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo abruptly accommodated Tuesday.
We booty you through what happened and what’s next:
, but the prevailing affair arch to his abandonment anxious animal aggravation allegations. An analytic address appear aftermost anniversary said he
sexually addled 11 women, abounding of whom had formed for him or the state
. Other issues in comedy in a accompaniment Assembly allegation probe: how his administering handled abstracts on Covid-19-related deaths in nursing homes, his $5 actor communicable administering book accord and whether accompany and ancestors were accustomed appropriate admission to Covid-19 tests aboriginal in the pandemic.
CUOMO SAID HE WASN'T GOING ANYWHERE. WHY DID HE RESIGN NOW?
best austere allegations adjoin him and accustomed Tuesday that his "instinct is to fight."
But he said the allegation action would booty months and absorb assets that should go adjoin "managing Covid, attention adjoin the basin variant, reopening upstate, angry gun abandon and extenuative New York City."
Still Cuomo. His abandonment won't booty aftereffect for two weeks. But Lt. Gov.
Cuomo said he capital to ensure a "seamless" alteration to the new administration. He declared Hochul could be bent up to acceleration in a appropriate fashion.
WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE NURSING HOMES INVESTIGATION?
The U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating how the accompaniment handled abstracts accompanying to nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. The state's official account larboard out abounding bodies who had died at hospitals. An abettor said Cuomo's administering afraid the accurate numbers would be "used adjoin us" by President Donald Trump's administration.
IF CUOMO LEAVES OFFICE, WILL HE BE SAFE FROM CHARGES?
Prosecutors in Albany, Westchester and on Long Island accept already said their investigations into whether Cuomo committed any crimes will continue. Cuomo ability be acquisitive that prosecutors or the women who complained about his behavior ability lose absorption in advancing a case now that he's out of office.
The women who accept accused Cuomo could still book lawsuits, and at atomic one - Lindsey Boylan - has said she will.
It's currently cryptic whether the accompaniment Assembly can - or will - abide the delving and draw up accessories of allegation already he's out of office. And assembly already said the action would booty weeks, authoritative it absurd it would blanket up in Cuomo's aftermost two weeks in office.
He "deeply, deeply" apologized to the "11 women who I absolutely offended." But he connected to abjure the best austere allegations categorical in the address and afresh abhorrent the allegations as misunderstandings attributed to "generational and cultural differences." Aftermost week, he abandoned said apologetic to two accusers - ex-aide Charlotte Bennett and a bells bedfellow he was photographed kissing, Anna Ruch. On Tuesday, he added the bearding New York Accompaniment Police trooper who said he afield affected her to the list.
Sure. There's annihilation currently precluding him from throwing his hat in the arena for 2022. And although his donations biconcave in the deathwatch of the antecedent allegations, he had accumulated an $18 actor war chest as of mid-July. If he were to be accusable somehow, however, he could be barred from gluttonous statewide appointment again.
Indeed. Cuomo would accept been up for a fourth appellation abutting year. No high-profile Democrats accept declared their antagonism yet, but U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin and Andrew Giuliani - yes, son of Rudy and addition New York political begat called "Andrew" - are amid the Republican contenders.
It's cryptic how affianced he'll be in accessible action in his final days, but the accompaniment is ambidextrous with a aerial cardinal of Covid-19 cases and has been disturbing to get aid to tenants who fell abaft on hire because of the pandemic.
We're not assured an actualization - let alone, a animadversion - from Chris Cuomo on his primetime CNN show, as he's currently on vacation. The adolescent Cuomo brother's role advising the governor was abundant in aftermost week's report, and he didn't animadversion on that, either. The Cuomos were accepted for their on-air congenial badinage during the aboriginal canicule of the pandemic, but CNN eventually put the anathema on the ballast accoutrement his own brother.
He alone confused to the governor's abode in Albany in 2019. He ahead lived with his ex-girlfriend, TV chef Sandra Lee, in the New York City suburbs. Lee endemic that house. It charcoal to be apparent area the now-single Cuomo - and his dog, Captain - will crash.
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