Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, which was so proud to be part of the Pfizer Pfirst Class only to find out the Moderna Middle Children may have been the elite all along.
This was the last week of school for our friends in Congress, but only the popular kids were invited to Joe Manchin’s blowout graduation boat party. The Senate passed its bipartisan infrastructure bill, a process that somehow involved an 87-year-old Alabama senator trolling cryptocurrency posters, as well as the blueprint for the still-to-come $3.5 trillion Mother of All Bills. It’s going to be an abbreviated summer break for the House, which is returning later this month for a pay-per-view wrestling match between moderates and progressives. When the Senate does come back, they have to figure out how not to destroy the global economy, which we guess will just be another Monday.
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Andrew Cuomo has resigned as Governor of New York following an inquiry that found he sexually harassed 11 women and amid mounting legal pressure and demands for his departure by President Joe Biden and others.
Andrew Cuomo was in the middle of his third term as Governor of New York.
He will leave his post in 14 days.
A report commissioned by the New York Attorney-General’s office found Mr Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women.
It has been a startling downfall for a man once seen as a possible US presidential contender.
Mr Cuomo, a Democrat who had served since 2011 as Governor of New York, made the announcement after New York Attorney-General Letitia James released the results of a five-month independent investigation that concluded he had engaged in conduct that violated US and state laws.
The investigation, detailed in a 168-page report found that Mr Cuomo groped, kissed or made suggestive comments to women including Trending current and former government workers– one a state trooper– and retaliated against at least one woman who accused him of sexual misconduct.
In a televised 20-minute address, Mr Cuomo again denied any wrongdoing, though he said he accepted “full responsibility” for offending the women through what he characterised as ill-conceived attempts to be affectionate or humorous.
He said he had concluded that fighting the accusations while remaining in office would paralyse state government and cost taxpayers millions of dollars at a time when the coronavirus pandemic still poses a major threat.