Kathy Hochul says she's ready to lead following Andrew Cuomo's exit

Topics New York | Sexual assault

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at the state Capitol, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 in Albany, N.Y. Hochul is preparing to take the reins of power after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would resign from office. (AP Photo)

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday she was prepared to lead after Gov. Andrew Cuomo steps down.

Hochul, who is set to take the reins of power in 13 days, gave her first public remarks a day after Cuomo's announcement that he would step down rather than face a likely impeachment trial over allegations that he sexually harassed several women, including one who accused him of groping her breast.

While it was not expected, it is a day for which I am prepared, said Hochul, a western New York Democrat who has held multiple offices but is unfamiliar to many New Yorkers.


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