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New York governor apologizes but refuses to resign

Three women accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of acts of sexual harassment last week. Charges for which many americans are calling for his resignation. But until the investigation into these allegations is completed, the powerful governor refuses to throw in the towel. “I am not going to resign,” he said on Wednesday, March 3.

“I was not elected by the politicians, I was elected by the people of New York State, I am not going to resign,” Andrew Cuomo said at his first press conference since the scandal began. Faced with calls to resign, even from his Democratic side, the governor also considered “never having done anything in (his) career that (he) should be ashamed of” and repeated “never having touched anyone inappropriately.”

Among the plaintiffs, Lindsey Boylan, a 36-year-old former economic adviser, who claimed Andrew Cuomo had it unsolicited kiss on the mouth and what would he have suggested I play poker with him, when she worked with him between 2015 and 2018. On Saturday, another former collaborator, Charlotte Bennett, 25, indicated that the governor had him She made advances that made her “uncomfortable” in the spring of 2020. And on Monday, 33-year-old Anna Ruch, who has never worked with him, claimed that he had “surprised” by wanting to kiss her against her will at a wedding in 2019.

The voice was briefly drowned out, said the 63-year-old Democrat, who has ruled New York state since 2011. “I apologize” for hurting some women. “At the time, I had no idea that I was making anyone uncomfortable. I never meant to offend anyone, hurt anyone, or hurt anyone. I feel terribly bad that these people have been hurt, suffered by these interactions.”

A damaged reputation

This Wednesday, March 3, the defendant asked New Yorkers to “wait to form an opinion” the results of the investigation on these allegations that have just been launched, to indisputable independence. “I have been in situations like this too often, where everyone has an opinion because they have read this or that, and suddenly the facts point to a different situation,” added Andrew Cuomo, a former prosecutor. No deadline has been announced for the end of the investigation.

If the governor of New York remains in power, many analysts now estimate what it will cost you to run for a fourth term. As proof that his star has faded, he should soon also be deprived of the special powers that the New York State Parliament had granted him at the start of the pandemic. The parliamentarians of both chambers announced an agreement to this effect on Tuesday.

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