Cuomo said his resignation will be effective in 14 days. He will be replaced by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), who will be New York’s first female governor and will serve out the rest of the term until the next election in November 2022.
What people are saying?
Kathy Hochul I agree with Governor Cuomo’s decision to step down. It is the right thing to do and in the best interest of New Yorkers. As someone who has served at all levels of government and is next in the line of succession, I am prepared to lead as New York State’s 57th Governor.
Jersey Show God willing, this sets a precedent for more women to fill the roll as well as other unrepresented minority groups. That being said, let’s close this bipartisan gap.