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Marc Molinaro wants impeachment proceedings and a criminal investigation of Gov. Cuomo

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A New York lawmaker is calling for impeachment proceedings and a criminal investigation to be launched against Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the state’s nursing home scandal.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, the GOP challenger to Cuomo in the last gubernatorial election, said Monday that Cuomo is not fit to hold public office after using “manipulated data” to pressure hospitals and businesses to close down and continuing to lie about the number of nursing home deaths in the state.

“Manipulating the data knowingly, day in and day out, we believe that a criminal investigation needs to begin,” Molinaro said on Fox News’ America Reports. “Certainly, I believe, and I think many of us believe, the New York State Assembly ought to initiate impeachment proceedings.”

“We’ve known all along that this is the most corrupted and least transparent administration in America,” Molinaro continued. “We now know it’s also the deadliest.”

“The least they ought to do is apologize, but I should test they ought to do that just before they issue their resignations.”

Cuomo held his first press briefing Monday since the scandal broke and declined to apologize for his administration’s decision to let Covid-19 patients into nursing homes.

“Apologize? Look I have said repeatedly, we made a mistake in creating the void,” Cuomo said. “The void allowed misinformation and conspiracy, and now people are left with the thought of ‘Did my loved one have to die?’ And that is a brutal, brutal question to pose to a person. And I want everyone to know everything was done — everything was done — by the best minds in the best interest, and the last thing that we wanted to do, the last thing that I wanted to do, was to aggravate a terrible situation.”

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Kyle Rittenhouse Found ‘Not Guilty’ On All Counts

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After three and a half days of deliberation, the jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts. “Jurors in the polarizing case said they had voted to acquit Rittenhouse, 18, of homicide, attempted homicide and other charges related to the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin” reports The Washington Post.

Rittenhouse testified during the trial during which he  became so emotional he was unable to speak in between sobs as he attempted to describe the shootings. The judge called a brief recess for Rittenhouse to regain composure.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rittenhouse said on the stand. “I defended myself.”

National Review reports “As the verdict was announced, Rittenhouse, overwhelmed with emotion, burst into tears and dropped to the ground, struggling to breathe. After collecting himself, he embraced the defense counsel who represented him throughout the trial.”

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, who was 26 at the time. Rittenhouse testified that he fired in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to all counts.

National Review reports:

“Rittenhouse was arrested on August 26, 2020, after shooting three people during the riots that followed the police killing of Jacob Blake, a black man who was brandishing a knife and in the process of violating a restraining order when police arrived on scene.

He was initially indicted on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional reckless homicide, failure to comply with an emergency order from a local government, and possession of a dangerous weapon.”

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