That’s the question New York Assemblywoman Latrice Walker (D, 55th District) is asking on the matter of impeaching and bringing to State Senate trial soon-to-be ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo (D). He’s already resigned, she says. If the goal here was to move this particular governor out of office…, she says.
Other State Democrats are pressing for impeachment and conviction even after Cuomo’s resignation has taken effect.
Latrice misunderstands the situation, and those pushing for impeachment and conviction anyway, are clearer on the matter.
Cuomo resigned of the sex abuse allegations that have come to the fore, and that’s all he’s resigning over.
What about his other misbehaviors and abuses of his authority?
What about all the deaths that resulted from his demand that Wuhan Virus-infected elderly patients be put back into nursing homes to infect—and kill—thousands of other elderly?
What about his abuses of his authority regarding the Mario Cuomo Bridge?
What about his misuse of State government facilities and resources to write and peddle a book?
What about his abuse of his authority to give preferential virus testing treatment for family members and favored cronies during a time of limited testing resources?
What about his disbanding of the Moreland Commission when it began investigating his cronies?
What about his relationship with a crony convicted of bid-rigging for State government contracts?
What about the relationship between Crystal Run Healthcare’s donation of $400k in campaign donations to Cuomo’s 2016 campaign and Crystal Run’s subsequent award of a $25 million in State grants?
These, and especially the victims and victims’ survivors of Cuomo’s nursing home moves, badly want adjudication and justice. They, each of them individually and all of them together, badly need impeachment and a State Senate trial.
And: on conviction, the State’s legislature then would have the authority to bar Cuomo from State office for the rest of his life.