New York state lawmakers announced on Aug. 5 that their impeachment investigation into various allegations of misconduct against Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is close to concluding.
“The committee’s investigation is nearing completion and the assembly will soon consider potential articles of impeachment against your client,” the attorneys working for the New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee’s impeachment inquiry wrote in a letter to Cuomo’s attorneys.
Charles Lavine, the assembly judiciary committee chair, released the letter to the public.
The committee’s attorneys also gave Cuomo until Aug. 13 to submit any additional evidence or written submissions over the sexual harassment allegations.
The announcement of the impeachment inquiry nearing its completion follows the release of a report from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ Office last Aug. 3 that found that Cuomo had sexually harassed 11 women in violation of state and federal law.
The report sparked fresh calls for Cuomo’s resignation from his fellow Democrats, including President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Cuomo, however, denied the allegations and said that he was not stepping down.
Democratic Assemblyman Phil Steck, a member of the Judiciary Committee, told CNN on Aug. 6 that the Judiciary Committee would meet and consider which articles of impeachment to formally recommend to the State Assembly.
A majority of the New York State Assembly — 80 Democrats and Republicans — also told CNN that they would vote for Cuomo’s impeachment if the articles for it are introduced.
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