New York Assembly Republicans have begun the process of impeaching Governor Andrew Cuomo and have started gathering “facts and evidence” against the Governor, according to News Week.
The New York Governor has been facing serious heat for giving false information in relation to nursing home deaths due to COVID-19.
Some are calling for his resignation, others are moving to impeach him.
“The Cuomo Administration’s nursing home cover-up is one of the most alarming scandals we’ve seen in state government,” Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay said. “It is incumbent upon the Legislature to undertake a comprehensive, bipartisan review of the Cuomo Administration’s policies, decisions and actions on this matter and render a decision on what steps must be taken to hold the governor accountable.”
“The likelihood of passage is going to be up to the Democrats and we’ll see how many are going to walk the walk and try to advance this,” Fraser said.
From News Week:
On Thursday, Assembly Republicans announced a resolution to create an impeachment commission consisting of eight bipartisan members of the legislature. The panel would have 60 days to conduct its work and submit its findings and recommendations to the state legislature.
Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo’s top aide, told legislators in a call that the governor’s office delayed providing information to the legislature about nursing home deaths because it worried about the data being “used against” them in a Department of Justice investigation. The decision was quickly labeled as a “cover-up,” and Democrats are pushing to strip Cuomo of the emergency powers he was granted at the start of the pandemic.