King Cuomo’s days are numbered.
In wake of the nursing home scandal and the increasing number of sexual harassment allegations, more NY lawmakers are calling for Cuomo to resign.
40 out 63 NY State Senators support his resignation.
In total, 59 NY Democrat lawmakers from the NY Senate and NY State Assembly support resignation.
When combined with Republican support, they have enough votes for impeachment.
But King Cuomo still refuses to resign as more and more sexual harassment allegations come pouring in.
So, it’s up to the NY State Legislature.
Primarily, the NY Democrats.
Do they have the guts to impeach the King of New York?
Here’s the latest:
All 20 NYS Senate Republicans are now calling for @NYGovCuomo to resign.
All together including Senate Democrats I believe (by my count) 40 out of 63 total NYS Senators support resignation pic.twitter.com/zhyPX93JjQ
— Morgan Mckay (@morganfmckay) March 11, 2021
2/3) significant threshold. Assuming Cuomo refuses to resign, and these lawmakers are ready to take the next step with impeachment, they would now have more than the 76 votes needed to impeach, if you include all 43 Republicans votes. Unlikely @CarlHeastie would want to rely…
— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) March 11, 2021
3/3) on any Republican votes for such a significant action, but the public at large might feel differently.
— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) March 11, 2021
THE LATEST: NYS officials referred a complaint that Gov. Andrew Cuomo inappropriately touched a female aide at the Executive Mansion to the Albany Police Dept, as Democrats who dominate the state Assembly huddled to discuss options, including impeachment.https://t.co/R8SD0SXAGT
— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) March 11, 2021
— Kieran Michael Lalor (@KieranLalor) March 11, 2021
Statement from Speaker Heastie pic.twitter.com/naNjv8dW14
— Mike Whyland (@mwhyland) March 11, 2021
And as you can see, both sides of the aisle want Cuomo GONE:
— NYC-DSA 🌹 #JoinDSA (@nycDSA) March 11, 2021
Zero Hedge reported:
The governor, who is halfway through his third term, has been accused of sexual harassment ranging from lewd comments, unsolicited kisses and under-the-blouse groping. Although the governor has denied this last claim, insisting earlier this week that he never touched any woman inappropriately.
The letter cites both the sexual harassment scandal and a cover-up purportedly perpetrated by Cuomo’s office to underreport the number of nursing home patients who succumbed to COVID during the early days of the outbreak in the state, when a state policy required hospitals to send infected elderly long-term-care-home patients back to their facilities, where infections spread like wildfire, potentially causing thousands of preventable deaths.
And it’s not just the legislators who are calling for Cuomo’s resignation. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has a famously antagonistic relationship with the governor, told reporters during his Thursday press briefing that it’s time for the governor to go. De Blasio cited the latest report about Cuomo’s “aggressive groping” as the rational for why he believes the governor should resign.
“He can no longer serve as governor,” de Blasio said. “The latest report…[t]hat the governor called an employee in of his, someone who he had power over, called them to a private place and then sexually assaulted her, is absolutely unacceptable. It is disgusting to me.”
Earlier, the two leaders got into another COVID-related scuffle when Cuomo claimed Thursday that NY’s mandatory travel quarantine would be lifted on April 1, a decision that Mayor de Blasio claims he wasn’t even consulted about.
Circling back to the letter mentioned above, more than 40 signatories are members of the State Assembly, where Republican lawmakers have already drafted an impeachment resolution. As one NY capitol reporter pointed out, critics of the governor may now have enough votes to impeach him if Republicans and Democrats in the Assembly join forces. While that might not be politically palatable, the intense public reaction to the governor’s scandal might be enough to change things.
Cuomo has repeatedly said he has no plans to resign, and that he will allow an inquiry being overseen by AG Letitia James to play out. James earlier this week appointed two attorneys (including one former federal prosecutor) to lead the probe – which doesn’t carry the threat of criminal penalties.