Members of the Republican Assembly in the New York legislature have introduced a resolution to impeach Governor Andrew Cuomo, who issued an order that killed 15,000 nursing home residents during the COVID pandemic and who has been accuse by multiple women of sexual harassment.
Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay announced the impeachment measure at a news conference Monday.
“We’re going to introduce this resolution because we believe the time has come,” Barclay said. “In order to lead this great state as governor, you need to have credibility and trust … and unfortunately we feel the governor has lost that and now has an inability to lead.”
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“The governor’s lost so much credibility and trust that we don’t feel like he can go forward and govern. So we want to move ahead, do this impeachment assembly,” said Barclay.
CNY Central reports that Democrats must get on board for it to move forward:
The resolution would have to be supported by the Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to come to a vote. If passed by the Assembly, it would then go to the State Senate.
Speaker Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins have not announced support for impeaching the governor, however, issued statements on Sunday evening pressuring him to resign.
Instead, the governor repeatedly urged New Yorkers and lawmakers to wait for the results of an independent investigation into the harassment allegations before calling for his resignation.
According to an explosive New New York Times report, several of Cuomo’s top aides helped to hide approximately 9,000 people’s deaths to COVID in nursing homes last year.
At the same time, the Democrat governor was receiving massive media praise for his handling of the pandemic and getting ready to profit from his new book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” according to the report.
It gets worse. The report also identified one of the aides as Melissa DeRosa. She is closely related to several employees of “the hospital lobbying group that wrote Cuomo’s liability shield for nursing home execs,” according to Daily Poster editor Andrew Perez. The Poster identified DeRosa’s father, sister and brother as high-level employees of the group.
For months, LifeNews and other conservative news outlets have been reporting on Cuomo’s disastrous March 2020 nursing home policy, which forced nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients. The order put coronavirus patients together with the elderly and people with disabilities, those most vulnerable to the virus. The governor later reversed the policy.
Approximately 15,000 people have died of COVID-19 in New York nursing homes since last year. But the Cuomo administration publicly reported the death toll at about half of what the state Department of Health data showed, according to the Times.