US President Joe Biden sought to restrict the influence of Andrew Cuomo’s resignation by saying the Democrat did an incredible job as governor of New York and calling it “unhappy” that he needed to resign over a sexual harassment scandal.
Talking with reporters on the White Home on Tuesday afternoon – to cheer the “transformative” infrastructure plan simply adopted within the Senate – Biden was requested his opinion on Cuomo’s efficiency as a governor.
“He is finished a hell of a job – on all the pieces from entry to voting to infrastructure to an entire vary of issues. That is why it is so unhappy,” Biden stated.
President Biden tells @edokeefe his evaluation of Andrew Cuomo's tenure as governor of New York: "He's finished a hell of a job — on all the pieces from entry to voting to infrastructure to an entire vary of issues. That's why it's so unhappy." https://t.co/ea8wIVnL34 pic.twitter.com/m3rcWFJ1xQ
— CBS Information (@CBSNews) August 10, 2021
“I respect the governor’s resolution and I respect the choice he made,” Biden stated when requested concerning the resignation. Cuomo was a serious supporter of Biden and the 2 had made quite a few appearances collectively on the political circuit.
When requested concerning the potential influence of the scandal on the Democratic Celebration, nonetheless, he brushed it off.
“I believe the influence is all on Andrew Cuomo and his resolution to make that judgment,” Biden stated. “And I respect his resolution.”
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Cuomo introduced his resignation at midday on Tuesday, saying it’ll go into impact in two weeks. Lieutenant-governor Kathy Hochul, a fellow Democrat and former member of Congress, will serve out the remainder of his time period. The three-term governor was going through impeachment within the state legislature and civil lawsuits from virtually a dozen ladies that claimed he groped and in any other case sexually harassed them through the years.
The sexual harassment allegations towards Cuomo have fully eclipsed the a lot greater scandal involving hundreds of seniors who died in New York nursing houses after the governor’s orders to ship Covid-positive sufferers among the many inhabitants most in danger. Final month the Biden administration dropped the probe into Cuomo and two different Democrat governors over the matter, saying it was happy with their response.
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