By Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News

Lawmakers in New York and beyond are applauding the women who came forward to share their stories after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday he was resigning from office following accusations of sexual harassment.

“Make no mistake, this is the result of survivors bravely telling their stories,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement shortly after Cuomo’s announcement. “It was past time for Andrew Cuomo to resign and it’s for the good of all New York.”

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