“I’m not doing that. I feel good. I’m not a martyr. It’s just, I saw the options, option A, option B,” he said.
Cuomo on Tuesday announced he would step down, effective Aug. 24, in response to growing pressure to resign or face impeachment amid the release of a report that found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women. The New York State Assembly suspended its investigation into Cuomo on Friday.
“The purpose of the Assembly Judiciary Committee’s impeachment investigation was to determine whether Governor Cuomo should remain in office. The governor’s resignation answers that directive,” Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) said Friday.
Cuomo’s immediate plans, like where he will now live, are uncertain. The governor’s only residence in recent years has been the Albany governor’s mansion. Cuomo told the magazine he didn’t know what he was going to do.
“I’m not disappearing. I have a voice, I have a perspective and that’s not gonna change,” Cuomo said. “And the details aren’t really that important to me to tell you the truth. You know? I’m a New Yorker, I’ve lived here, I’ve lived in Queens, I’ve lived in the city, I’ve lived upstate, I’ve lived everywhere, I came to Washington, so that’s … I don’t really care about that. I’ll figure that out. And I think I did the right thing.”