Albany leaders react to Governor Cuomo’s resignation
ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Local leaders reacted on Tuesday to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that he would resign following calls for him to step down after 11 women came forward with allegations of sexual assault on him.
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said she was proud to call Kathy Hochul a friend and that she will be an effective leader when she takes on her new role. Sheehan also said it was important to believe women and that having completed state-mandated sexual harassment training herself, she knew that what the victim felt was more important than the intention to l ‘aggressor.
Following a press conference on Saturday announcing the launch of a formal investigation into the allegations against Governor Cuomo, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple gave Governor Cuomo credit for putting New York first. However, Sheriff He said Tuesday’s announcement would have no effect on his investigation of a criminal conduct complaint and allegation against the governor, and that investigation will continue.
Sheriff Apple is working with the Albany County District Attorney’s Office and said their investigation into criminal conduct in their jurisdiction remains open and pending, but the district attorney’s office is not commenting on the resignation at this time. Cuomo.