Governor Resigns, Farewell

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An impassioned apology from James McGreevey in his farewell address as governor of New Jersey.

McGreevey's speech to hundreds of supporters in Trenton came three months after he stunned the state and national political scene by revealing that he was homosexual and had been involved with another man.

In his remarks today, McGreevey said he was sorry for disappointing New Jersey residents who had placed their trust in him.

However, McGreevey said while he was also apologizing for letting personal feelings impact his decision making, he was not apologizing for being a gay American.

He also said he's a "changed man" who has experienced the freedom that "comes with the truth."

Republicans have criticized McGreevey for failing to resign his post immediately.

He's scheduled to leave office next week.

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