Democrats are about to launch another impeachment that will take everyone by surprise
There is a growing political scandal that threatens to upend the 2022 elections.
After months of simmering below the surface, it exploded in full view.
And Democrats are about to launch another impeachment that will take everyone by surprise.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration is facing federal investigations from a U.S. Attorney in New York as well as the FBI over his cover-up of the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes.
Cuomo’s problems are not just legal.
They are political as well.
New York Assemblyman Ron Kim told Yahoo’s Skullduggery podcast that the New York legislature is “inching toward” impeaching Governor Cuomo.
“It will take a little time to build that consensus, but every day we are inching toward the impeachment process,” Kim stated.
Kim added that all 43 Republicans in the state assembly and 25 to 30 Democrats – Kim said that number was growing every day – would eventually support an impeachment inquiry into Cuomo.
Assemblyman Kim joined other Democrats in circulating a letter accusing Cuomo of obstructing justice and now Kim says the legislature is prepared to take the next step.
One of the grounds Kim floated for a possible impeachment is because Cuomo covered up the extent of nursing home coronavirus deaths the legislature was unable to take action to completely repeal an order Cuomo signed giving nursing homes liability protection from lawsuits over coronavirus deaths.
“If we had the real-time data – which they were holding onto – we would have had the argument to repeal that immunity,” Kim added. “Instead, because we didn’t see the whole picture, we were only able to repeal” the immunity partially last July.”
Kim believes an impeachment inquiry could uncover evidence the nursing home industry’s lobbyists persuaded Cuomo to grant them that protection.
“So this is one clear example of what we could have done differently in terms of policy if they had shared the data in real time,” Kim added. “But they made a choice not to do it. All of those decisions need to be investigated. Who gave him the language of the immunity? [The] industry came in and even said and bragged in a press release that we got this done for nursing homes and hospitals.”
Every day seems to bring new revelations and accusations against Cuomo.
And for the first time many are starting to wonder if his political career is over.