"In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me", he said. "She will provide good stewardship for the office and she's a total professional", he said.
U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice may run for the newly open New York attorney general position, according to Democratic officials.
Schneiderman, like Healey, had become one of the most prominent Democratic opponents to the Trump administration, suing or opposing many of the president's policy decisions. His statement of resignation was not posted.
New York's state Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is facing a challenge for a third term from "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon, was among those who demanded Schneiderman go.
"He pushed gun buybacks to prevent so-called 'gun violence", he added, "but what other kinds of violence are New Yorkers, especially women, vulnerable to when they are disarmed by the kinds of restrictive gun laws that he has supported?" Democrats, led by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, have the majority and would be able to pick Schneiderman's replacement. He also indicted Maziarz, who had participated in a political coup against him when Schniederman was a state senator in 2009.
Murphy said during the current socio-political climate, social-justice movement likes #MeToo have helped encourage and inspire men and women who have been abused to seek help.
New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio (D) said he was happy that Schneiderman resigned quickly and that he hopes others who believe they were victims of Schneiderman will come forward and contact police. His office published a "Know Your Rights" brochure to increase domestic violence awareness. As a state senator, he introduced legislation to make intentional strangulation to the point of unconsciousness a violent felony, calling it a "heinous crime" that "no one is immune from accountability for committing". He's not getting his job unless he wins it. Schneiderman's office filed amicus briefs with the Supreme Court in cases involving the travel ban and LGBT discrimination.
Two women who spoke to The New Yorker, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, said the abuse escalated over time.
The Manhattan and Long Island district attorneys' offices said they had opened investigations into the matter.
Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, tweeted about Schneiderman no less than 10 times late Monday and early Tuesday. His flaw: four women accused the state's top cop of physically assaulting them. The women say some of the alleged abuse occurred in the Hamptons in Suffolk County and one says he drove drunk there. It's why a major Democratic donor threatened to reconsider supporting Sen. That's because old Shelly is off somewhere still trying to get Preet's foot out of his ass. "In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity".