(RepublicanReport.com) – Until recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) was a popular leader who was perceived to have responded strongly to the coronavirus crisis. That began to change late last year when the news broke that his administration underreported thousands of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes across the state. Things got even worse over the last few weeks, as six women have come forward to accuse the governor of sexual misconduct.
Cuomo has resisted calls for his resignation, calling the idea “anti-democratic.” However, the campaign against him continues to grow. On Monday, March 8, Republican lawmakers in the state announced their intention to introduce an impeachment motion against the governor. Will Barclay (R), the minority leader of the State Assembly, cited the “credibility and trust” Cuomo had lost, stating he now had “an inability to lead.”
NY GOP: 'It's time to impeach Cuomo.'
— Newsmax (@newsmax) March 9, 2021
New York’s state legislature is heavily Democrat-dominated, which means this resolution may only carry symbolic importance. However, with senior Democrats in the state also beginning to call for him to step aside, it’s looking like Cuomo’s days in leadership could be numbered.
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