On Sunday, one of New York’s most powerful Democratic lawmakers issued a statement urging the government of Andrew Cuomo, who has been imprisoned by two major scandals, to step down.
Cuomo faces several allegations of sexual harassment and a federal investigation into his administration’s perception of COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes.
State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Yonkers Democrat, said in a statement that the allegations “pull away from the government’s business.”
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“New York is still in the midst of the pandemic and is still facing the societal, health and economic consequences of the [the virus]”she said.” We have to rule without daily distraction. For the good of the state, Governor Cuomo must resign. “
The Associated Press, citing an unnamed source, reported that Cuomo had a brief telephone conversation with Stewart-Cousins and told her he would not stop and that if they wanted him out of the office, they would have to charge. him.
Since the statement by Stewart-Cousins, several state legislators have stepped forward calling for his resignation.
According to a figure from Fox News, a total of 37 lawmakers from either the Assembly or the state Senate want him to resign, and 10 have called for prosecution.
To accuse the incumbent governor, the assembly needed a 150-member majority in the body, and the state senate – where there would be a conviction – would need a two-thirds majority of court members, which would consist of both senators and state judges. Court of Appeal.
Cuomo has flatly denied some of the allegations against him, and his office has refused to change the number of deaths in nursing homes.
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Government officials now estimate that more than 15,000 residents of New York’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities may have died of coronavirus – a much larger number than the 6,400 estimates previously reported by government officials, according to a story published Thursday night by the Wall Street Journal.
Cuomo was once embraced by many in the media and was considered the moderate Democrat who could one day be the party’s presidential candidate.
The progressive columnist David Sirota of The Guardian claimed that waiting for “harassment to be investigated” would ignore what he called Cuomo “another major scandal.”
“Cuomo must be prosecuted and urged to resign because 15,000 people died in nursing homes while helping his donor protect nursing homes’ legal consequences and withholding accident data,” Sirota tweeted Wednesday.
Lindsey Boylan, one of Cuomo’s prosecutors, took to Twitter Saturday after another woman came forward and wrote, “Pull out your nasty monster.”
Fox News’ Brie Stimson, Remy Numa and the Associated Press contributed to this report.