Following the explosive report that claimed Andrew Cuomo had sexually harassed 11 women, 86 members of the New York State Assembly have signaled their support for the impeachment of the New York Governor (also knows as the less-fit, but equally as famous, Cuomo brother).
Currently, the New York Assembly is in recess. However, Ron Kim, New York State Assemblyman, has called for the assembly to return “immediately.” The reason for this: impeachment proceedings.
According to Fox News, Kim said “There is no measure left to hide the truth. The governor broke the law so we must hold him accountable.”
Kim went on to say, “When institutions fail to believe victims, allow predators to act with impunity, or fail to put policies of protection in place, it sends a strong signal that condones this type of unacceptable behavior. We cannot afford to ignore his transgressions any longer: doing so will erode the integrity of our legislative body and demonstrate complicity in sheltering a sexual predator.”
These sentiments were echosed by Andrea Stewart-Cousins, fellow Democrat and State Senate Majority Leader, when she said, “When these disturbing allegations first came to light, the governor must resign for the good of the state. Now that the investigation is complete and the allegations have been substantiated, it should be clear to everyone that he can no longer serve as governor.”
Released Tuesday, a report was released by the New York Attorney General Letitia James, indicating that Andrew Cuomo had “sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law.”
This report followed an extensive investigation, which included nearly 200 witnesses and the review of thousands of documents. The documents pertained to the accusation that Cuomo created a hostile workplace, which has been characterized as being filled with fear and intimidation.
After the report was made public, many on the left and right had called for Cuomo’s resignation. President Biden also noted that he believed the embattled governor should resign. However, President Biden, who had earlier this year fallen up a flight of stairs to Air Force One, stopped short of saying he believed Cuomo should be impeached.