NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)President Joe Biden reacted to Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s resignation Tuesday while taking questions from reporters at the White House.

“I respect the governor’s decision, and I respect the decision he made,” Biden said.

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“As the head of the party, what impact does his resignation have on the Democratic party?” a reporter asked.

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“I think the impact is all on Andrew Cuomo and his decision to make that judgement, and I respect his decision,” Biden said.

The president had called on Cuomo to resign last week after the release of the Attorney General’s report accusing the governor of sexual harassment.

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Cuomo made the announcement just after noon from his New York City office Tuesday. He will officially leave office on Aug. 24.

CBSNewYork Team