New York soon will have a new governor after disgraced pro-abortion Democrat Andrew Cuomo resigned on Tuesday.
But his replacement, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, is just as aggressively pro-abortion.
Though Hochul identifies as Catholic, she has a consistent pro-abortion record. A former congresswoman, Hochul had a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record from NARAL Pro-Choice America. NARAL and another pro-abortion group, EMILY’s List, also endorsed her.
More recently, Hochul joined Cuomo in supporting a radical pro-abortion law that caused national outrage when it passed in 2019, The Daily Caller reports. The law expanded late-term abortions in New York and repealed a state law that provided justice for unborn babies killed in crimes against their mothers.
Cuomo resigned Tuesday after months of scandals involving sexual harassment allegations and the cover-up of COVID-19 nursing home deaths linked to his pandemic response.
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“I agree with Governor Cuomo’s decision to step down. It is the right thing to do and in the best interest of New Yorkers,” Hochul said in a statement. “As someone who has served at all levels of government and is next in the line of succession, I am prepared to lead as New York State’s 57th governor.”
She said Cuomo’s behavior was “repulsive and unlawful.”
Hochul is slated to become governor in 14 days when Cuomo’s resignation goes into effect, according to the Caller.
Cuomo first began facing criticism in early 2020 after he issued an executive order requiring nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients. That order since has been linked to more than 15,000 deaths in nursing homes during the pandemic.
In January, New York Attorney General Letitia James accused Cuomo and his administration of covering up the deaths of thousands of nursing home patients related to that order. Then, this summer, her office accused the governor of sexually molesting several women.
On social media, many people rejoiced at the news of Cuomo’s resignation, including Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean whose parents died in nursing homes in New York.
“I’ve always said I don’t care what brings him down. He’s a monster and deserves to go in shame. But also, please don’t forget our loved ones that are no longer with us to testify,” Dean said, previously.
Republicans and Democrats, pro-life advocates and many others have been demanding for months that Cuomo resign after his own attorney general accused him of hiding COVID-19 nursing home deaths and sexually harassing multiple women.
At the beginning of the year, Cuomo and his administration were accused of covering up thousands of elderly people’s deaths in nursing homes connected to his pandemic orders. Approximately 15,000 elderly New Yorkers have died since last spring.
In March, an explosive New York Times report exposed how several of Cuomo’s top aides helped to hide approximately 9,000 people’s deaths to COVID in nursing homes last year. At the same time, the Democrat governor was receiving massive media praise for his handling of the pandemic and getting ready to profit from his new book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Originally, New York reported 8,110 deaths at nursing homes due to the coronavirus. However, the state tally only included people who died at a facility. Nursing home residents who were transferred to hospitals and died there were not included in the total. According to the attorney general’s report in January, the actual total was 12,743.
In 2019, Cuomo signed a bill legalizing abortion for basically any reason up to birth in New York state.