NY Lawmakers Commit to “Thorough, Lengthy” Gov. Cuomo Impeachment Investigation

NY Lawmakers Commit to “Thorough, Lengthy” Gov. Cuomo Impeachment Investigation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faces two investigations from New York’s Attorney General Letitia James, one over his nursing home policies, and the other relating to his growing sexual harassment scandal. A lawyer for one of the accusers penned a letter to AG James this week to accuse Cuomo of trying to inhibit the sexual harassment investigation.

Cuomo also faces an impeachment inquiry, the calls for which were sparked by his latter scandal. So far eight woman have publicly come forward, and one made an allegation anonymously.

Over half of NY’s legislators have called on Cuomo to resign, which he has made clear isn’t happening. He appears to be taking a page out of the Ralph Northam playbook. During Northam’s “blackface” scandal the state’s former Governor called for him to resign, as did the Democratic Party of Virginia and Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. Sens. Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, and Bobby Scott also condemned him. And all he had to do was survive that scandal was wait and do nothing.

Of course, this strategy could be easily complicated by three separate investigations into him.

As Breitbart reported:

The New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair, Long Island Democrat Charles Lavine, said its investigation of embattled Governor Cuomo could take “months, rather than weeks” to “assess whether there’s evidence that the governor has engaged in conduct that justifies articles of impeachment.”

“Given the breadth and seriousness of the issues under investigation, we expect that the timing will be in terms of months rather than weeks,” Lavine explained during an audio broadcast of a judiciary committee meeting streamed Tuesday.

The committee’s investigation was authorized on March 11.

Judiciary committee attorney Greg Andres acknowledged that the public may not get their answers before the results of Letitia James’ misconduct investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.

If New York’s lawmakers do vote to hold an impeachment trial, all seven appeals court judges who will vote in the impeachment trial were appointed by Cuomo himself.

Still, the reputational damage resulting from a possible trial could still be enough to sink him in 2022, even if he’s not forced out of office.

Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New YorkDebunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate

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