Andrew Cuomo to be arrested following sexual harassment investigation

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will reportedly be arrested next week due to allegations that he groped a former aide. 

According to a report in The New York Post, the former governor will be charged with a misdemeanor due to his actions that came to light over the last few months, including allegations from several former employees, one of which is the reason for the upcoming arrest. 

After multiple women accused the New York governor of sexual misconduct, Cuomo began to indicate that he might understand that his situation was dire enough to threaten his political aspirations. 

According to PJ Media, Cuomo was hopeful that Democrat Attorney General Letitia James’s investigation would end with a dismissal of the accusations. However, when the investigation concluded, the results showed clear evidence that the governor sexually harassed close to a dozen women, violating both state and federal laws in the process. 

Cuomo announced a week after the investigative report was released that he would resign: “My instinct is to fight through this controversy because I believe it is politically motivated,” Cuomo said. “I believe it is unfair and it is untruthful. If I could communicate the facts through the frenzy, New Yorkers would understand. I believe that.”

“This situation, by its current trajectory, will generate months of political and legal controversy. That is what is going to happen,” Cuomo conceded. “That is how the political wind is blowing.” He listed other priorities the state needs to be focused on, including “time and money the government should spend managing COVID, guarding against the Delta variant, reopening the state, fighting gun violence, and saving New York City.”

“New York-tough means New York-loving, and I love New York and I love you. I would never want to be unhelpful in any way, and I think given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing, and therefore, that’s what I’ll do.”

Cuomo tendered his resignation on August 23.