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Assembly Judiciary Committee says it will ‘soon’ consider articles of impeachment against Gov. Cuomo

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, who also played a key role in that ceremony, says the allegation now casts a shadow over an otherwise happy occasion

News 12 Staff

Aug 5, 2021, 10:48 AM

Updated 993 days ago

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The Assembly Judiciary Committee, which is considering whether to initiate impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, says its investigation is nearly complete.
The committee sent a letter to Cuomo’s legal counsel, saying it “will soon consider potential articles of impeachment against your client.” Thy also asked the governor and his legal team to submit any evidence by Aug. 13.  
The committee is meeting Monday to decide on possible impeachment proceedings related to the allegations that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women.
New York Attorney General Latisha James’ report stated that the government allegedly sexually harassed a female state trooper assigned to his security detail during the groundbreaking event for the UBS Arena, according to the report released by state Attorney General Letitia James.
The unveiling of the arena occurred in Elmont in 2019 and helped keep the Islanders on Long Islanders.   
The acting Nassau district attorney is investigating the incident. She asked the attorney general for the records related to that incident, which could constitute as a crime.   
Other district attorneys are being advised to do the same.
Jovanni Ortiz with the South Shore Democrats says that because the attorney general is limited in taking legal action, it’s the responsibility of prosecutors throughout New York to take the step and look into matters further when an incident happened within their jurisdiction.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, who also played a key role in that ceremony, says the allegation now casts a shadow over an otherwise happy occasion.  
"It was a joyful day. And now to know that according to the findings of the Attorney General Tish James that this was happening," says Curran "I think a lot of our residents find it pretty disgusting."
Some Long Islanders who were fans of the governor like East Rockaway resident Doris McGinnis say he needs to resign.
“He should step down,” McGinnis says. “If now, they found out that these allegations are true, just do the right thing and leave.”
If Cuomo resigns or is removed from office by impeachment, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul would fill the remainder of his term.
The term runs until the end of 2022.
Several publications say Cuomo’s first accuser Lindsey Boylan is also planning to sue the governor and several of his closest advisers for retaliatory actions stemming from her accusations.  
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