President Joe Biden praised New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s job performance on Tuesday, claiming “he’s done a hell of a job” outside of personal issues.
“Thought he’s done a hell of a job … both on everything from the access to voting to infrastructure, a whole range of things,” Biden said on Tuesday, according to Breitbart News. “That’s why it’s so sad.”
Biden had been a long time supporter of Cuomo. A pinned tweet on Cuomo’s personal Twitter account includes a picture of the two men.
I know that man. I’ve worked with that man. I’ve seen his talent. I’ve seen his strength. I’ve seen his pain, and I’ve seen his heart.@JoeBiden is a leader who can unify, not divide; who can bring us up, not tear us down.
— Andrew Cuomo (@andrewcuomo) August 18, 2020
The comments followed Cuomo’s resignation announcement on Tuesday days after the state’s attorney general released a report regarding his sexual harassment of 11 different women, including during his time in office.
Despite repeated claims that he would not resign and was not guilty, Cuomo announced during a press conference on Tuesday he would resign, effective in 14 days.
Addressing the people of New York. Watch LIVE: https://t.co/0DOItVsW23
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 10, 2021
Cuomo’s resignation was a welcome relief to many. However, several questions will now arise regarding who will lead the state and the next election for New York’s governor.