Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) has floated the idea of New York creating a legal mechanism for the state to recall New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) after the Cuomo administration admitted to withholding data on coronavirus deaths in nursing homes due to concerns of a federal investigation.
“I think it would be appropriate to take a hard look at that,” Pataki told the New York Post when asked about the idea. “I only think it should be used in extraordinary cases but when you really have lost confidence in the leadership in your state, I think the opportunity should exist for the majority of the people to say we want something different.”
In 2002, Pataki launched an effort to amend New York’s constitution to create a recall process, however, then-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D), who is serving a 6 1/2-year prison sentence for federal bribery charges, killed the