As Cuomo exits, he takes last swipe at harassment probe
August 22, 2021
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo defended his record over a decade as New York's governor and portrayed himself as the victim of a "media frenzy" Monday as he prepared for a midnight power transfer that will make Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul the state's first female governor.
Cuomo, a Democrat, was set to end his term at 11:59 p.m., just under two weeks after he announced he would resign rather than face a likely impeachment battle over sexual harassment allegations.
Hochul was scheduled be sworn in just after midnight by the state's chief judge, Janet DiFiore, in a brief, private ceremony.