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State Assembly suspends Cuomo impeachment investigation as some demand more accountability

The State Assembly is suspending the impeachment investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo.

News 12 Staff

Aug 14, 2021, 3:14 PM

Updated 1,042 days ago


The State Assembly is suspending the impeachment investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Even though Cuomo has stepped down, the calls to hold him accountable continue to grow.
Democrat State Senator Todd Kaminsky says Cuomo needs to answer for his actions, even after agreeing to step down amid a sexual harassment scandal.
Many believe that won't happen, especially now that the months long impeachment investigation is being suspended.
Michael Montesano is the leading Republican on the Assembly Judiciary Committee. The committee was spearheading the probe.
In a letter signed by all the Republicans on that committee, Montesano blamed Democratic leadership for pulling the plug.
He points the finger at Committee Chairman Chuck Lavine and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
"A lot of people wanted this to go forward. We don't feel like the governorshould have gotten a pass by deciding to step down," Montesano said.
The assembly speakersays the probe is being suspended because the governor already agreed to resign. They also believe the state constitution does not allow the impeachment of an official who is no longer in office.
The speaker also wrote, "the committee's work over the last several months, although not complete, did uncover credible evidence in relation to allegations that have been made in reference to the governor."
The question remains over whether those findings will be released to the public.

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