New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will resign, one week after the release of a report by the State Attorney General that found he sexually harassed 11 women.
It ends his decade leading the state and heads off a potential impeachment by New York’s Democratic-led legislature.
Cuomo, the son of another three-term governor, says his announcement will take effect in two weeks, when he will hand over the reins to his deputy, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.
In the seven days since New York state Attorney General Letitia James made her report public, Cuomo faced new and more adamant calls to step down from state and national Democrats alike.
He initially pushed back, seeking more time, but ultimately relented and decided to resign before state lawmakers could begin a process that would likely have led to his impeachment and removal from office.