The New York State Assembly announced it will suspend its impeachment investigation into disgraced Governor Andrew Cuomo once he leaves office next week. Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers condemned the decision. Cuomo is being investigated for sexual harassment of at least 11 women, covering up nursing home COVID-19 deaths, and misusing state resources to write his book on the pandemic. Assemblymember Ron Kim said he will continue to push for impeachment, as he highlighted the flawed reasoning behind the Assembly’s move.
Assemblymember Ron Kim: “If you stole from someone and then you’re about to be indicted for theft, you can’t avoid the indictment simply by returning what you stole once you learn what you’re about to be indicted — when you’re about to be indicted. That’s what’s happening right now with Andrew Cuomo.”
Meanwhile, The New York Times reported that Cuomo confided to a labor lobbyist in 2018 that his reason for supporting Republican control of the New York Senate was because African American Democratic Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins would “give free breakfast to all Black people.”