Troubled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo refuses to resign even though a hotline set up by impeachment investigators received over 200 complaints about his conduct.
Cuomo, whose decision to cram COVID-infected seniors into nursing homes appears to have killed thousands, has been accused of inappropriate touching or sexual assault by at least 11 women.
New York state legislators are now considering whether to impeach Cuomo and remove him from office.
“The chair of the chamber’s Judiciary Committee, Charles Lavine (D-Nassau), disclosed the figure as his committee held its first public meeting focused on impeachment in nearly a month. The tips were received via a hotline set up by Davis Polk, the law firm the Assembly retained to help conduct the investigation,’ POLITICO reported.
“In total, Davis Polk has spoken with attorneys for about 70 people who may have relevant information,” said Lavine. “And Davis Polk has also been in contact with four government agencies about potentially relevant information — document requests and interviews.”
In addition to the allegations of assault, impeachment investigators are also looking into claims Cuomo had state employees help him write his book “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
At least eleven women have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and unwanted touching. Ten of the women are publicly named and seven are his own current or former aides.
Those allegations are the bulk of the likely impeachment charges against Cuomo. He likely will not be impeached for his decision to, early in the COVID-19 pandemic, require nursing homes to admit residents who had tested positive for the virus, and banned nursing homes from testing potential residents.
That decision placed 4,500 infected people into confined buildings with the sick and elderly, sending New York’s death rate skyrocketing to over 6,000 deaths in nursing homes alone. Cuomo then took steps to hide the deaths from federal investigators.
Despite killing thousands needlessly, Cuomo wrote a book praising his “leadership.” American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic” was hailed by the mainstream media and Cuomo touted as a potential Biden Cabinet nominee until the nursing homes deaths and sexual assault allegations were revealed.
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