Ohrdnutý guvernér New Yorku Andrew Cuomo opustil úřad ve 23:59. v pondělí večer rezignovala, aby se vyhnula procesu obžaloby kvůli obvinění 11 žen ze sexuálního obtěžování. Během svého projevu na rozloučenou Cuomo tvrdil, že s ním jeho političtí oponenti a média, která mu nedala náležitý proces, aby se bránil, s ním zacházeli nespravedlivě.
On “Late Night,” Seth Meyers wasn’t buying Cuomo’s weak grievances. “Yeah, what kind of white man whose dad was also governor only gets 10 years in office?” Meyers said in response to Cuomo’s remarks. (Cuomo’s father, Mario Cuomo, was governor of New York for three terms from 1983 to 1994.)
On his last day in office, Cuomo granted clemency to six people, including former Weather Underground member David Gilbert, who was involved in an armored car robbery in 1981 that left three people dead. Meyers joked that Cuomo also “issued one pardon – and this is weird – it was for future Andrew Cuomo.” Cuomo is still facing criminal investigation relating to the harassment allegations.
Cuomo’s Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul has been sworn in as New York’s governor, becoming the first woman to hold the position. Hopefully, she is less scandal-prone than the last three governors, all of whom were embroiled in scandal.
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