4 Factors to Watch in Cuomo Impeachment Probe
The Democrat-controlled New York State Assembly appears poised to move forward with impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, after a scathing report from the state Attorney General’s Office concluded that he sexually harassed at least 11 women in the state workforce.
“The independent investigation found that Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, many of whom were young women, by engaging in unwanted groping, kisses, hugging, and by making inappropriate comments,” Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday in summarizing results of the independent investigation commissioned by her office.
A defiant Cuomo again denied the allegations and said he would never resign.
Still, the governor’s position isn’t going to go far with New York state legislators, including Democrats.
“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,” Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said in a formal statement Tuesday. “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.”