August 10, 2021 Andrew Cuomo news

(Evan Vucci/AP)
(Evan Vucci/AP)

President Biden told reporters Tuesday that he respects Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to step down.

“I respect the governor’s decision. I respect the decision he made,” Biden said after delivering remarks to mark the Senate’s passage of a bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Asked what impact Cuomo’s resignation has on the Democratic party, Biden said, “I think the impact is all on Andrew Cuomo.”

In another question, Biden was asked to assess how Cuomo has performed as governor over the past decade he’s been in office.

“He’s done a hell of a job. Both on everything from access to voting to infrastructure, to a whole range of things. That’s why it’s so sad,” Biden said.

Some context: After the New York attorney general’s report on sexual harassment and Cuomo was released last week, Biden said he thought that the governor should resign. Months earlier, Biden said that if the attorney general’s investigation proved the allegations against Cuomo to be true that he thought the governor should resign.


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