Hochul, a Democrat from western New York, was sworn in at midnight on Tuesday.
Hochul said she believes Cuomo made the right decision to step down: "I believe it is appropriate and in the best interests of the state of New York. While it was not expected, it is a day for which I am prepared."
Hochul, a Democrat from Buffalo, N.Y., will take power in 2 weeks and become the state's 1st female governor. "I will fight like hell for you every single day," she said.
The Lt. Gov said during a statement today that she will do the following over the next 2 weeksl: 💼 Con't meetings with current and potential cabinet officials 🚗 Traveling the state for a listening tour 🤝 Bring concerns back to Albany