Top New York GOP Lawmaker Unveils Impeachment Resolution Against Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference at the Theater at Jones Beach on May 24, 2020 on Long Island, New York. - Parts of the state that saw fewer virus cases have already begun to ease lockdown restrictions, but they have yet to be lifted in …
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New York Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay announced Monday he plans to circulate a resolution to impeach Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) as the governor faces twin scandals — an alleged coverup of coronavirus nursing home deaths and allegations of sexual harassment by former aides.

“The governor’s lost so much credibility and trust that we don’t feel like he can go forward and govern. So we want to move ahead, do this impeachment assembly,” Barclay said in a press conference with fellow Assembly minority members inside the New York State Capitol building.

CNY Central reports:

The resolution would have to be supported by the Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to come to a vote. If passed by the Assembly, it would then go to the State Senate.

Speaker Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins have not announced support for impeaching the governor, however, issued statements on Sunday evening pressuring him to resign.

The introduction of the impeachment resolution comes after five women have accused Cuomo of unwanted touching and harassment. The governor has responded in defiant fashion to the claims, asserting he “never touched anyone inappropriately” and that he will not resign.

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