Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose political future looked golden 11 months ago, is now fighting for survival after two former aides accused him of sexual harassment and his administration admitted to withholding data on COVID-19 nursing home deaths.
The New York governor, now in his third term, faces investigations into both scandals and a growing list of critics that includes Republicans as well as many of his fellow Democrats. He had resisted ceding control of the sexual harassment probe, but relented under intense pressure and on Sunday referred the matter to New York Attorney General Letitia James.
The same day, he issued a public apology in which he said was “truly sorry” if “some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.”
Here’s a rundown of the allegations against Cuomo, how he has responded and where the investigations stand.