New York Assembly Republicans start impeachment process against Cuomo

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 19th, 2021 9:11 am
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Last Updated Feb 19th, 2021 at 2:06 pm

The New York Assembly Republicans have introduced a measure to form an impeachment commission to investigate how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo handled nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cuomo has been consistently criticized for his policies surrounding nursing homes in the state, which many believe led to increased number of deaths. It was recently discovered that he and his team had withheld information about fatality statistics in nursing homes.

Assembly Republicans announced a resolution on Thursday that would create a commission of eight bipartisan members of the legislature. The commission would have 60 days to investigate and submit its findings to the legislature.

"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."

In order for the resolution to pass the Assembly, Republicans would need the support of at least 32 Democrats and one independent. For it to pass the state Senate, Republicans would need to be backed up by at least 12 Democrats.


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