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White House did not receive advance notice of Cuomo resignation -Psaki

U.S. President Joe Biden did not receive advance notice of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation on Tuesday (August 10) following an inquiry that found he sexually harassed 11 women.

Biden, along with other Democratic leaders, called on Cuomo to resign last week.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, 62, and a Democrat from western New York, will take over as governor of the state of more than 19 million people until the end of Cuomo’s term in December 2022 as outlined in the state’s constitution, becoming the first woman to hold the post.

(Production: Vanessa Johnston)

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