New York assembly ‘inching toward’ impeachment of Gov. Cuomo: report

The push to impeach New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) appears to be gaining momentum.

The New York legislature is “inching toward” approving an impeachment probe of Cuomo, in light of the recent developments in the state’s coronavirus-related nursing home scandal, the Daily Caller reports.

It’s about time

The Caller based its report on a recent interview of Ronald Kim, a Democratic New York state assemblyman from Queens.

According to Kim, there are currently about 25 to 30 New York Democrats, in addition to “virtually all” New York Republicans, who would be in favor of starting an impeachment probe of Cuomo.

“It will take a little time to build that consensus, but every day we are inching toward the impeachment process,” Kim said in the interview.

Background

If Kim’s name sounds familiar, it is because he is the New York politician who recently alleged that Cuomo at one point threatened to “destroy” him politically for his criticism of Cuomo’s coronavirus-related nursing home policies.

One of those policies allowed recovering Covid-19 patients to be released from hospitals to nursing homes, which, according to a report released by New York Attorney General Letitia James, could have facilitated the spread of the coronavirus among the elderly populations, causing unnecessary deaths. Kim’s uncle died in one of the New York nursing homes from the coronavirus.

The other part of this story, also revealed by James, is that Cuomo and his administration underreported to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) the state’s true number of coronavirus-related nursing home deaths by as much as 50 percent — allegedly out of fear of the response from the Trump administration.

The cover-up was recently admitted by Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo’s top aide, in a private conversation with state lawmakers.

An investigation is underway

This week, it was reported that the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn are now investigating Cuomo’s administration over its handling of the coronavirus and nursing homes.

Kim, during the interview, said that New York lawmakers expect to be contacted by investigators soon, adding that he is “prepared to comply and spend as much time handing over as much evidence as they want.”

After months of praise for his handling of the coronavirus, the tide appears to be turning against Cuomo. And he’s not the only high-profile Democrat to fall from favor recently — California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is also in trouble with his constituents over his heavy-handed response to the coronavirus (among other issues). A recall effort is well on its way towards qualifying for the ballot, with over 1 million signatures.

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  1. It’s about time that state legislators are sick & tired of being bullied by the likes of Cuomo, Newsome, Witmer & any other Governor that has ruled like the “dictators ” they think they are, strip them of their power & let those elected officials in the Legislators do what the people of the state want them to do.
    GOVERN, not let a bully dictate his or her own policies over the entire population of their states.

  2. Impeach,. Hahaha, how about charged for an accessory to murder, at least 10,000 or more. This POS leadership was the equivalent of the nazies consent ration camps. May he die a very painful death

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  4. This lowlife scum should be charged with manslaughter. WTF is wrong with the DA and politicians? This POS is responsible for what, 15000 elderly deaths! Since he is a scum dem, I’m sure his penalty will be a slap on the wrist and at the same time these puke dems will continue to dog DJT for BS.

    1. I agree with you Paul E. What you say is true with many who are in office. They should be “transparent ” to all of us. We need to dig in some closets and check out the skeletons there! Have a witch hunt on each as they have done to President Trump! The guilty usually point fingers at others.

  5. Cuomo should be put in jail for the rest of his life for all the murders he has committed to the senor citizens of the state of New York.

  6. This idiot is a plain murder just as if he shot everyone of these poor people. I hope their families get justice they so deserve. Yes, all these people in office who like to play dictator to see who can be the worst need to be let go! Today would be great. Cuomo needs to go and lose all he has! He owes many,many people and their families! IMPEACH,IMPEACH,IMPEACH! Hear the people!!

  7. Send the petition to Monroe County to impeach Cuomo. It will get filled immediately. Most people here are on to Cuomo .He has been on an ego trip for years and it needs to stop. People are tired of liars, most of us want him gone as well as Del Blasio .They are both the most corrupt people in New York State.

  8. And Biden saids Cuomo is the greatest-they stand up & lie for each other. Makes me sick! Then they want to have us taxpayers pay for abortions, bail out the the poor run Decrocrat cities, all the goodies they want to hide in the virus bailout!

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