New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has resigned after an inquiry found that he sexually harassed multiple women, prompting efforts to remove him.
“The best way I can help now is if I step aside,” he said, while continuing to deny the claims. The resignation will take effect in 14 days.
Mr Cuomo had been facing pressure to resign from fellow Democrats
Just a year ago he was basking in adulation as millions of Americans tuned in daily to his no-nonsense televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Cuomo is the third New York governor in a row to leave office under a cloud of scandal.