March 5th, 2010
03:45 PM ET
13 years ago

Paterson's vow: No plan to resign

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="New York Gov. David Paterson said again Friday that he would not resign his office."] (CNN) - New York Gov. David Paterson, who for the last several weeks has been the target of stinging reports in the press, said Friday that he will not resign.

"I don't have any plans to resign," Paterson said as he walked into his Manhattan office. "At a certain point, I will cooperate with the investigations and will be clearing my name."

Paterson again took a swipe at news outlets, which he did not name, that he says practice shoddy journalism.

"I think that people originally hearing about this thought that the governor should be allowed to clear his name," Paterson said. "But there have been a number of more articles with unsourced information. Rumors and innuendo and inaccurate information that when cobbled together over and over and over again, certainly have an effect."

Last week, Paterson, who became governor in 2008 after Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace, said he would not seek a full term in office following reports that he had intervened in the case of a top aide who was accused of domestic violence against a woman.

Paterson has asked New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, widely considered the leading Democratic contender for the governor's office, to investigate the matter.

Filed under: David Paterson • New York
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Elliott Carlin

    He just doesn't see the damage he's doing.

    March 5, 2010 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  2. Albert R. K. . L.A., CA

    Never, Never quit. Never be a Palin!

    March 5, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. ronalde

    What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty.

    March 5, 2010 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |