Republicans in New York State have reportedly taken the unprecedented step of beginning the impeachment process against Democrat Governor Andrews Cuomo in the wake of the fallout from the news that Cuomo actively attempted to cover up the true death toll from his decision to house Coronavirus positive patients with elderly residents.
On Thursday the first step in the impeachment process began with Republicans in the state assembly announcing a resolution to convene a special impeachment commission which will have 60 days to conduct an investigation into Cuomo’s conduct and then release a report to the state assembly.
As Newsweek reports:
New York Assembly Republicans will introduce a measure to form an impeachment commission designed to gather “facts and evidence” regarding Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s handling of nursing home deaths during the pandemic.
Nursing home deaths have plagued Cuomo’s response to the pandemic as the governor is facing heavy criticism for withholding information from legislators. Some have called for his resignation while others pushed for voters to recall him. Outside of a successful challenger in the 2022 election, the only method of removing Cuomo from office is through impeachment.
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.
New York Assembly GOP starts impeachment process against Cuomo with push for commission https://t.co/bU5f0NYYgG
— Lara Korte (@lara_korte) February 19, 2021
“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 in a statement. “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.”
Will Cuomo finally be held accountable for his alleged crimes, or is New York State simply too blue and too corrupt for that to ever happen. Let us know what you think in the comments below.