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Cuomo's resignation and infrastructure bill

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12.08.2021

By Abraham Gutman

A few weeks ago, no one would have believed that the 30 minutes between about 11:40 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday would unfold as they did.

Just after noon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he will be resigning as New York's governor. Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment and creating an abusive atmosphere in the governor's office by multiple women.

Last week, New York Attorney General Letitia James released a report about her office's investigation into the allegations. "I believe these 11 women," James said in a press conference, adding that Cuomo violated state and federal law.

A defiant Cuomo followed with a ludicrous press conference in which he dismissed the allegations as a cultural and generational misunderstanding ― he thought he was spreading joy and is sorry the women didn't understand that. Calls for his resignation flooded in from Democrats, including President Joe Biden.

But Cuomo wasn't going anywhere. That message was as ubiquitous as calls for his resignation. "I can tell you what I can't imagine, which is that Andrew Cuomo voluntarily leaves this job," New York Times reporter Shane Goldmacher said on "The Daily" podcast.

A National Review headline declared "Cuomo won't go." A commentary in The Nation promised, "[Cuomo] will fight for his political career till his last dying breath." A Fox News commentator predicted "Smug........

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