New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Resigns. Says He Is “Deeply Sorry” For Inappropriate Behavior During Office As Sexual Harassment Investigation Rolls On.

CORRECTS CITY TO NEW YORK - In this still image from video, Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. Cuomo has resigned over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19. (Office of the Governor of New York via AP)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo dropped a bombshell on Tuesday, when he announced he would resign from office in 14 days because of the rapidly developing sexual harassment probe he’s in the middle of. 

At his press conference, he kicked things off by saying he is “deeply” sorry for any behavior that was deemed inappropriate during his time in office. 

As for the allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women who have come forth, he said he did not do that. 

 “When there is a bias or a lack of fairness in the justice system, it is a concern for everyone.There is a difference between alleged improper conduct and concluding sexual harassment. Now, don’t get me wrong, this is not to say that there are 11 women who I truly offended. There are, and I deeply, deeply apologize.”

As for the things Cuomo admitted to doing is giving “women and men” hugs and kisses. 

He also added this. “I have slipped and called people ‘honey, ’sweetheart’ and ‘darling.’ I mean it to be endearing but women found it dated and offensive. I take full responsibility for my actions. I have been too familiar with people. My sense of humor can be insensitive and off-putting.

“In my mind, I’ve never crossed the line with anyone, but I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate. And I should have, no excuses.”

As for the impeachment investigation going on, Cuomo called it “politically motivated.”

He added that he would be stepping aside now because he would “never want to be unhelpful in any way.”

Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and over 66% of New York state senators have all called on Cuomo to resign, and they got their wish on Tuesday. 

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