Kathy Hochul was sworn in early on Tuesday as New York’s first feminine governor, following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo.
Hpchul formally grew to become governor at 12:01 a.m. when she was sworn in by New York Chief Decide Janet DiFiore in a personal ceremony. Her husband, Invoice, held a Bible within the Purple Room of the state Capitol.
Information retailers famous the second, however she is going to take part in a public ceremony on Tuesday morning after which give remarks later within the day.
Honored to be formally sworn in as New York’s 57th Governor.
Trying ahead to the complete swearing-in ceremony with my household later this morning, and addressing the individuals of New York later immediately. pic.twitter.com/RUsDtzoW7r
— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) August 24, 2021
Hochul has promised to alter the tradition of the gubernatorial administration. After Cuomo, going through a number of sexual harassment allegations, introduced that he would step down, Hochul mentioned on the press convention, “Nobody will ever describe my administration as a poisonous work setting.”
Hochul had been the state’s lieutenant governor, however tried to distance herself from Cuomo. “I feel it’s fairly clear that the governor and I’ve not been shut, bodily or in any other case by way of a lot time,” she mentioned.
Hours earlier than he left workplace, Cuomo gave a speech wherein he denounced the protection of allegations towards him as a “media frenzy” and criticized state Lawyer Basic Letitia James’ investigation as politically motivated. “The reality will come out in time. Of that I’m assured,” he mentioned.
In an announcement after Hochul’s swearing in, James mentioned, “I congratulate Governor Hochul on this unimaginable accomplishment and need her properly in her new function constructing on the progress of our nice state. I look ahead to persevering with to work together with her and the whole incoming administration.”