Ex-Gov. Cuomo condemns sexual harassment investigation during farewell speech
Former New York governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his farewell address on Monday to mark his last day in office.
During his speech, Cuomo condemned the sexual harassment investigation that led to his resignation.
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As News 12 previously reported, Cuomo announced his resignation two weeks ago after the attorney general's office report accused him of sexually harassing nearly a dozen women.
"The attorney general's report was designed to be a political firecracker on an explosive topic and it worked," said Cuomo. "There was a political and media stampede. But the truth will out in time, of that I am confident. You know me, I am a fighter, and my instinct is to fight this because it is unfair and unjust in my mind."
There are several investigations underway into the governor's conduct, including by the Albany Sheriff's office.
The state Assembly has resumed its impeachment investigation into Cuomo and says it will make its findings public.
Former Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was sworn in at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to become the first woman to lead the state of New York.