Cuomo did ‘hell of a job’ as gov, Biden says after resignation

President Biden on Tuesday gave a beautiful appraisal of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efficiency, saying that he did “a hell of a job” instantly following his resignation for sexually harassing subordinates.

Biden lauded Cuomo, who leaves workplace in 14 days, even supposing Cuomo is beneath investigation by at the least 4 New York district attorneys for assault and the truth that he’s beneath federal investigation for an admitted coverup of COVID-19 dying information at New York nursing houses.

“Well, he’s done a hell of a job. He’s done a hell of a job. And I mean, both on — everything from access to voting to infrastructure to a whole range of things. That’s why it’s so sad,” Biden stated.

The president did not specific sympathy for Cuomo’s victims, however stated that “I respect the decision he made” to resign.

In a tense alternate with CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins about how he may reward Cuomo’s job efficiency when “he’s accused of sexually harassing,” Biden stated he was referring to Cuomo’s work as governor “outside of his personal behavior.”

President Joe Biden said that Gov. Andrew Cuomo did "a hell of a job" during his tenure as New York's governor after Cuomo resigned today.
President Joe Biden stated that Gov. Andrew Cuomo did “a hell of a job” throughout his tenure as New York’s governor after Cuomo resigned right now.
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Biden final week called on Cuomo to resign following the discharge of  a devastating report commissioned by New York Attorney General Letitia James discovered he harassed 11 ladies — making impeachment likely.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday praised the “courageous women” whose complaints pressured Cuomo’s resignation.

Gov. Cuomo finally resigned on Tuesday.
Gov. Cuomo lastly resigned on Tuesday.

Like Cuomo, Biden faces allegations of making ladies really feel uncomfortable with undesirable touching. Biden allegedly skinny-dipped while vice president in entrance of Secret Service brokers and a former Biden Senate aide, Tara Reade, alleges a 1993 sexual assault. But Psaki final week stated the claims in opposition to Biden had been “heavily litigated” already, drawing pushback from Reade, who stated her claims by no means have been litigated.

The Albany, Manhattan, Nassau and Westchester district attorneys are investigating Cuomo for doable assault fees.

Gov. Cuomo driving from his Manhattan office to the helicopter pad.
Gov. Cuomo driving from his Manhattan workplace to the heliport after saying his resignation.
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Gov. Cuomo arriving at the 34th Street heliport following the press conference.
Gov. Cuomo arriving on the thirty fourth Street heliport following the press convention.
Matthew McDermott

Biden was one of the final Democratic leaders to desert Cuomo. Most members of New York’s congressional delegation in March called for Cuomo to step down as a collection of ladies got here ahead to accuse Cuomo of misconduct.

The soon-to-be ex-governor additionally faces federal investigations into an infamous March 2020 state order requiring nursing houses to take COVID-19-positive sufferers and his administration’s subsequent coverup of dying statistics.

Gov. Cuomo preparing to enter his helicopter after announcing his resignation.
Gov. Cuomo getting ready to enter his helicopter after saying his resignation.
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Gov. Cuomo getting on the helicopter in Manhattan with others.
Gov. Cuomo getting on the helicopter in Manhattan with others.
Matthew McDermott

The Justice Department’s Civil Division final yr launched an inquiry into all state nursing house deaths, The Post first reported in October. His administration’s admitted slow-walking of information on deaths, also first reported by The Post, in February triggered an investigation by the FBI and the Brooklyn-based US legal professional’s workplace.

The Biden Justice Department not too long ago stated it closed a narrow probe of whether or not a civil rights regulation was violated within the state’s dealing with of sufferers on the roughly two dozen public nursing houses in New York.

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