New York State official Carl Heastie gave the ‘go-ahead’ to purse articles of impeachment against the once-heralded Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lawmakers are still in the investigation stage and have yet to actually initiate any proceedings. But this move is a step in the right direction.
The impeachment investigation comes as Cuomo’s scandals continue to pile up. Between the numerous sexual assault allegations and the nursing home scandal, there’s no way Biden’s favorite governor makes it out of this one.
It was recently reported that Cuomo ordered his aides to fraudulently manipulate nursing home mortality data as to avoid a federal investigation into his policies.
Lawmakers have decided to conduct a thorough investigation into Cuomo’s crimes. This move ensures that state officials will have the evidence they need to lodge a legitimate legal case if they proceed with impeachment against Cuomo.
Cuomo is now facing six allegations of sexual assault. The sixth accuser alleges the governor attempted to fondle her underneath her skirt at the governor’s mansion.
The investigation committee has been given full subpoena power with the authority to interview witnesses and evaluate evidence, per the New York Constitution.
Attorney General Letitia James is conducting a separate investigation into Cuomo’s crimes. The impeachment inquiry will not impede her investigation in any way.
“The reports of accusations concerning the governor are serious,” Heastie said in a statement.