For His Accusers to Get Justice, Andrew Cuomo’s Impeachment Must Go On

Posted on AllSides August 19th, 2021
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After announcing his resignation in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to board a helicopter on Aug. 10, 2021. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP Photo
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ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, Charlotte Bennett, who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, decried the decision by state lawmakers to halt impeachment investigations against Cuomo. Bennett, who had served as a health policy adviser to the governor and endured verbal sexual harassment and intimidation, said in a statement that a refusal to impeach was “the coward’s way out.”

There is indeed something particularly spineless to the way State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a longtime Cuomo ally, presented the decision to halt the impeachment. On Friday afternoon, Heastie, to the surprise of many of his Democratic...

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