NY dem says state legislature is ‘inching toward’ Cuomo impeachment probe

A democratic New York assemblyman said the legislature is “inching towards” opening an impeachment probe of Gov. Andrew Cuomo concerning his botched handling of COVID-19 and nursing homes in his state.

Ronald Kim, a state representative from Queens, said many legislatures expect to be contacted by investigators “very soon” and that he is willing to cooperate in federal investigations, as reported by the Daily Caller.

“Of course, I’m prepared to comply and spend as much time handing over as much evidence as they want,” Kim said.

The Democratic legislator came out this month claiming Gov. Cuomo threatened to “destroy” him over his critiques of the nursing home scandal, according to the Daily Caller.

An FBI investigation is looking into Cuomo’s handling of the pandemic, specifically his forcing of sick people into nursing homes that led to at least 13,000 deaths in the state.

The state legislature may be next in investigating his actions and potentially impeaching him.

“It will take a little time to build that consensus, but every day we are inching toward the impeachment process,” Kim said.

He said “virtually all” Republicans support the probe and between 25-30 Democrats do too.

Read the full report here.

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