The New York Democratic lawmaker who claimed, last week, that Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened him over revelations about the governor’s COVID-19 nursing home order, is now openly calling for Cuomo to face an impeachment inquiry.
On Sunday, the Daily Wire reported that Democratic lawmakers in New York were “inching” toward an impeachment inquiry and that the inquiry had bipartisan support. Monday, New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim officially called for an investigation in a social media post.
“Cuomo abused his powers to hide life and death information from the Department of Justice that prevented lawmakers from legislating – like fully repealing corporate immunity for nursing homes. That is an impeachable offense,” Kim said.
“The only way to protect the integrity of the co-equal branch of the state government, AKA the ‘People’s House,’ is to start impeachment,” he added.
The New York state constitution does not establish a standard for impeachment, and only one New York governor has ever been