Here's how Republicans running for NY governor in 2022 feel about Cuomo resigning

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Republicans who have already announced plans to run in New York’s 2022 gubernatorial election took to social media Tuesday to react to Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing his resignation.

Posted: Aug 10, 2021 3:28 PM
Updated: Aug 10, 2021 4:04 PM

Republicans who have already announced plans to run in New York’s 2022 gubernatorial election took to social media Tuesday to react to Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing his resignation.

Lee Zeldin, the GOP frontrunner after the party’s straw poll in June, made a scathing post to Facebook about Cuomo saying, in part, “Andrew Cuomo’s statement today is a clear indication he is resigning to skirt all repercussions for his actions as opposed to accounting for his misconduct. He knows he would be impeached. He knows he would be voted out of office. Andrew Cuomo broke the law and criminal repercussions must follow, despite him no longer serving in public office. From his deadly nursing home order and coverup, to his $5.1 million self-congratulatory book deal and serial harassment and abuse of others, he’s been unfit to continue serving for a long period of time.”

A North Country hopeful, Lewis County Sheriff Mike Carpinelli, shared an article about the resignation to Facebook, saying “We are going to have a new governor. I have a suggestion on who should replace him.”

Rob Astorino, who formerly ran against Cuomo in 2014, said in part, “ Good riddance. Andrew Cuomo’s legacy is 11 years of corruption and decline. The Albany insiders (both Democrats and Republicans and the media) ignored the former and everyday New Yorkers suffered the latter. Dead last among states in every positive category, under Cuomo we only led in taxes, Covid deaths, government corruption and outmigration of our people.”

Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, announced his plans to run for governor in April. He posted this video response to Twitter Tuesday:

The final declared Republican candidate, Derrick Gibson, made a series of tweets and retweets following the resignation, but did not release an official statement.

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