Assembly must now determine whether to impeach Governor Cuomo

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says the Assembly will now move expeditiously and look to conclude its impeachment investigation as quickly as possible following release of Attorney General's investigation findings.

Posted: Aug 3, 2021 7:09 PM

Utica, N.Y. - After New York State Attorney General Letitia James released the findings of her office's investigation into Governor Cuomo on Tuesday, the governor released a pre-recorded statement.

In that statement, the Governor Cuomo not only denied he ever touched any of his accusers inappropriately, he also said he will not let the Attorney General's investigation and these findings deter him from his job leading the state, "What matters to me at the end of the day is getting the most done I can for you. And that is what I do everyday and I will not be distracted from that job."

Clearly he is not going to resign.

Since the governor is not resigning, the question now is, will the State Assembly impeach him?

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie would have to bring Articles of Impeachment to the Assembly floor for a vote in order for the governor to be impeached. If Governor Cuomo is impeached, a trial would take place in the State Senate, similar to what happened to former President Trump at the federal level.

Heastie released a statement Tuesday afternoon following the Attorney General's report release, "The report has been forwarded to the members of the Judiciary Committee as well as all members of the Assembly. We will now undertake an in-depth examination of the report and its corresponding exhibits with our Assembly counsels as well the legal firm we have retained to assist us."

Heastie then released a second statement several hour later saying the following, "After our conference this afternoon to discuss the Attorney General's report concerning sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo, 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. 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."

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