New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns after sexual harassment investigation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns after sexual harassment investigation
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was joined by MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast at the New York Transit Museum on Fri., January 8, 2016 where he announced the eighth major proposal of his 2016 agenda, a plan to modernize and transform the MTA. Pictured: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, blaming politics and changing perceptions of acceptable behavior, has just announced he is resigning from his office after a state Attorney General investigation found he had sexually harassed 11 women.

Cuomo, after a lengthy statement that included praising himself for having a diverse team, Cuomo announced his resignation will be effective in 14 days.

"I cannot be the cause" of wasted time and money on litigation, Cuomo said, insisting he does not want to be a distraction.

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