New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been embroiled in scandal for months, from his sending Covid infected people into nursing homes alongside thousands of vulnerable elderly people to the litany of allegations of sexual misconduct.
Now, his time may finally be up. His own party has turned against him with New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a Democrat, said impeachment will move “as quickly as possible.”
“It is abundantly clear to me that the Governor has lost the confidence of the Assembly Democratic majority and that he can no longer remain in office,” he said. “Once we receive all relevant documents and evidence from the Attorney General, we will move expeditiously and look to conclude our impeachment investigation as quickly as possible.”
That doesn’t bode well for Cuomo, who can only withstand his own party for so long.
Indeed, even Congressional Democrats have turned on Cuomo.
“Governor Cuomo is guaranteed due process under law. Although his accusers are credible and the charges against him are serious indeed, the investigations under way by New York State Attorney General Letitia James and the Albany police must be permitted to run their course before we reach judgment about his liability for any alleged criminal act,” said Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.J. “But there is a difference between formal investigations that may end in criminal charges and a question of confidence in our political leadership. The question before us is squarely a political judgment. Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of the people of New York. Governor Cuomo must resign.”
In fact, even President Joe Biden himself has said it’s time to go.
“I think he should resign,” Biden told reporters.
The governor has maintained his innocence.
“The facts are much different than what has been portrayed,” Cuomo said. “I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. That is just not who I am and that is not who I have ever been. I welcome the opportunity for a full and fair review before a judge and jury, because this just did not happen.”