This morning reported on 59 Democrats, plus De Blasio, calling for the corrupt Governor Cuomo to resign. Now that number looks to have reached 65 Democrats, and the Assembly has now begun the first step in impeaching Cuomo:
FOX NEWS – The New York State Assembly is opening an investigation with full subpoena power, the first step in pursuing a potential impeachment of Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid sexual misconduct allegations.
“The Democratic Conference is taking the first step toward impeachment by opening an investigation with full subpoena power to obtain facts and testimonies under oath,” Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim said in a statement obtained by Fox News Thursday.
“Some members, including myself, argued that we had enough admission to proceed with impeachment today but the conference is leaning toward setting up the process and structure toward impeachment.”
Albany police said Thursday they received a report from the New York State Executive Chamber, which is the governor’s office, involving an incident with potential criminal activity. The incident allegedly involved a female aide and took place at Cuomo’s executive mansion. The news came just after the Albany Times Union reported on an allegation that Cuomo groped a female aide last year.
Amid his multiple responses, dozens of state lawmakers have called for his resignation. And by Thursday, a majority of state legislators made that call.
At least 121 members of the state Assembly and Senate have said publicly they believe Cuomo can no longer govern and should quit office now, according to a tally by The Associated Press. The count includes 65 Democrats and 56 Republicans.
Earlier on Thursday, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie signalled he would take action on the issue. “In light of the allegations concerning the Governor over the last several weeks, I will be meeting with members in conference today on potential paths forward,” he said.
It looks like Cuomo may not have choice to resign if he continues to try and hold on to power. Although I don’t expect it to go that far. I think he’d much rather resign in disgrace than to be only the second governor of New York to be impeached.
But whichever comes first, it’s a criminal investigation that really needs to happen into Cuomo’s irresponsible COVID policies that led thousands to die in New York.