New York is a prime example of when a legislature grants too much authority to a power-hungry tyrant.
In wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NY State Assembly gave Cuomo free-reign to do basically whatever he wanted.
Thus, becoming King of New York.
And he has driven the state into the ground.
Thousands of senior citizens lost due to corrupt policy decisions.
Thousands of businesses permanently lost.
Residents fleeing the state in droves.
Crime running rampant.
You name it, New York has been a disaster under the leadership of its king.
After a year of devastation, the NY State Assembly decided to take their power back.
— Dave Greber (@DaveGreber4) March 2, 2021
NY Legislature Strikes Deal to Limit Cuomo's Emergency Powers. Assembly Speaker said the "temporary emergency powers were granted as New York was devastated by a virus we knew nothing about. Now it is time for our government to return to regular order." https://t.co/mVGMYSPk2f
— Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) March 3, 2021
NY Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins & Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced that they plan to introduce legislation to strip emergency powers from Governor Andrew Cuomo. These powers were granted at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.https://t.co/unSCH6ry0X
— NewsNation Now (@NewsNationNow) March 2, 2021
NEW YORK: BREAKING: Legislators from NY’s Assembly and NYS Senate struck a deal to strip Gov. Cuomo of his emergency powers and return matters like lockdowns to local control.
— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) March 2, 2021
The New York Legislature will pass legislation to repeal Gov. Andrew Cuomo's emergency powers granted last year at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Democratic leaders in both the Senate and Assembly announced on Tuesday evening. https://t.co/qTraiMHgld
— WLOS (@WLOS_13) March 3, 2021
— SgtPepper1964 (@SPepper1964) February 23, 2021
Hopefully, these clowns have learned their lesson about letting an arrogant madman have total control over the state.
But stripping his emergency powers isn’t good enough.
Impeachment or the king’s resignation is what ultimately needs to happen.
The Blaze reported on the Cuomo fiasco:
Democratic leaders of the New York Legislature have reached an agreement set to pass as early as this week that would revoke the emergency powers granted to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) early last year to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Lawmakers said they seek to return to a balance of power, but the move comes as Cuomo remains embroiled in controversy over allegations that his administration underreported nursing home deaths — and the day after a third woman went public with claims that the governor made unwanted sexual advances toward her.
The legislature announced in a news release that Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D) have agreed to legislation that would immediately revoke the temporary emergency powers granted to Cuomo, which are currently set to expire at the end of April.
Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner told WNBC-TV that the measure could be passed as early as Friday.
The outlet reported that “Queens State Senator John Liu (D) said the agreement is less about retribution from the mushrooming scandals the governor is facing, and more about restoring the balance of power in Albany between the branches of government.”
Meanwhile, calls for the governor to resign have escalated, as three women have come forward accusing Cuomo of sexual harassment, and reporters and lawmakers alike have issued public claims that Cuomo bullied and threatened them. That is all in the midst of widespread outcry after a top aide was recorded acknowledging to state Democratic leaders that nursing home deaths during COVID-19 were underreported over fears from political fallout under former President Donald Trump.
Cuomo issued a statement in reaction to the harassment claims, saying in part, “I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended.”
The governor has refused to step down, but the New York Post — which broke the story of the nursing home scandal — reported Tuesday that Cuomo has been “quick” to call on other politicians to resign over allegations of sexual harassment in the past.