Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's allegations & resignation
JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)
“I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now. Is if I step aside and let government get back to governing, and therefore that’s what I’ll do,” says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“In the wake of new york governor Andrew Cuomo's resignation and allegations the public is taking a much closer look at the private lives of governors.”
Gov. Cuomo has announced his resignation amid sexual harassment allegations from eleven women.
Former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam says that he had met the governor in the past and was sad to hear the news,
“Whoever you are you should be saddened when this happens with a leader because I think it increases folks’ distrust in government and of leaders and distrust of government and leaders is already pretty high in our country and I think it means that those of us that have the honor and privilege of being in office need to realize that we’re held to a higher standard and that’s just reality.”
Governor Cuomo continues to deny any wrongdoing and says that his resignation was to prevent a long and expensive impeachment process. Governor Haslam says that regardless of the outcome of the sexual harassment trials people will continue to keep a watchful eye on public officials,
“We live in a pretty cynical world right now and some of that for good reason, right? We’re just seen that, but we live in a pretty cynical world, and I think that’s part of being a leader is realizing that you’re gonna be under a microscope”
Some may view the case against Governor Cuomo as just another reason to continue to distrust public officials,