New York Assembly Republicans just made their move to hold New York Gov Cuomo to account for what in the heck he did during the early days of the pandemic.
Look, here is the hard truth – every politician made mistakes early as this no one knew what was going on, but the ones who were flexible and adapted (mostly GOP Governors by the way) will be remembered as the ones who got it right.
The stubborn ones will not fare well in history most notably Governor Cuomo and Governor Newsom. Newsom is about to face a tough recall effort and now Cuomo may face impeachment and they deserve it for how they refused to adjust their decision-making process to the dynamic ever-changing situation.
One thing to know about Cuomo – despite the media treating him with kid gloves he is ruthless behind the scenes (that’s why he and Trump get along) and has made many enemies in the Dem Party to say nothing of the GOP over his lifetime in politics (he grew up in the Governor’s mansion as the son of Mario Cuomo).
So the Dems vote to remove him if it comes to that.
The GOP wants to impeach Cuomo and they just made the first move in that direction and will introduce a measure to form an impeachment commission to gather “facts and evidence” regarding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the nursing home scandal.
Nursing home deaths have plagued Cuomo’s response to the pandemic as the governor is facing heavy criticism for withholding information from legislators.
Some have called for his resignation while others pushed for voters to recall him. Outside of a successful challenger in the 2022 election, the only method of removing Cuomo from office is through impeachment.
On Thursday, Assembly Republicans announced a resolution to create an impeachment commission consisting of eight bipartisan members of the legislature.
The panel would have 60 days to conduct its work and submit its findings and recommendations to the state 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.”
Introducing the resolution is the first step in the process of potentially impeaching Cuomo.
But, the commission might never come to fruition. For the resolution to pass in the Assembly, Republicans would need support from at least 32 Democrats and the one Independent.
In the State Senate, Republicans would need 12 Democrats.