Hochul vows ‘zero tolerance’ when she becomes New York’s governor


Hochul vows ‘zero tolerance’: On Sunday, New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who will make history as New York’s female governor, pledged to maintain integrity in her administration after Andrew Cuomo resigned following an investigation by a state attorney general who found multiple women sexually harassed.

Hochul vows 'zero tolerance'
Hochul vows ‘zero tolerance’ when she becomes New York’s governor

“It’s not hard for me. Everyone who knows me about my 27 – year elected career knows that I have a lot of moral standards and I would go out there and say ‘this is the newest day’,” CNN’s Jake Topperz told Zero Tolerance, “Hochul” on the “State of the Union”. “I’m going to be very firm in my expectations of how my administration will be handled throughout the entire working group, but I want people to know, especially in Buffalo I once worked as a young intern in democratic politics, I want them to know that this is a welcome place for them.”

She continued, “They feel safe. They know their ideas are valuable. So I don’t think the first day will take that long to change that tone, and I’m excited about it.”

Hochul is preparing to lead the New York political scene, which Cumo has long dominated, and rebuild the work environment in the face of allegations of sexual harassment against female staff.
According to New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women and created a “hostile” work environment for women, with Hochul, 62, denouncing his behavior as “repulsive & illegal.” Cuomo denied some of the report’s allegations, stating that other aspects of his behavior described in the report were taken from context.

“Sexual harassment is unacceptable in any office, and certainly not in public service,” Hochul wrote on Twitter. “I believe in these brave women & I admire the courage of those who come forward.”

She has served as a Cuomo lieutenant for almost the past seven years.
When asked why she remained silent about the allegations against Cuomo, Hochul told Tupper that he was not in the room where his allegations took place.

“Well, people I know know that I’m not close to the governor. I’m not in a room where these actions do not take place. “I’m not in the room, so if you do not know something you can not talk about it.
On Friday, New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heistie announced that he was suspending the impeachment trial against the three-term governor.


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