New York Governor Cuomo resigns over harassment claims

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Embattled New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo has resigned.

His nemesis are a deluge of claims by 11 women who accused him of sexual harassment.

“I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government,” Cuomo said in a live address.

“My resignation will be effective in 14 days.”

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The 63-year-old Cuomo denied the claims of sexual harassment outlined in a report released last week by the New York Attorney General’s office.

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But he said he wanted to “deeply, deeply apologize” to any women who may have been offended by his actions.

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“I have been too familiar with people. I do hug and kiss people casually, women and men. I have done it all my life.

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“In my mind I’ve never crossed the line with anyone,” he added. “But I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn,” he said.

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Cuomo will be replaced by Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul, who is also a Democrat.

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