AG’s Cuomo report “disturbing” but “not surprising”

New York State Legislature Kevin A. Kay Hill announces Andrew’s bitter rebuke Cuomo On Wednesday, he called on the governor to “resign immediately” or face an impeachment trial.

Democrats’ comments report New York Attorney General Letitia James has found that the Governor is sexually harassing nearly 12 women in violation of federal and state law.

James completed a month-long investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against the governor, culminating in a 165-page report. NS Survey found Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, including nine current and former state officials.

“The findings of Attorney General Letitia James are worrisome, but not surprising,” Kay Hill said in a statement. “In most of his interactions, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo acted as if he was the only one anointed with unlimited power, demanding absolute loyalty, and with a slight deviation from his personal loyalty. Even he showed no tolerance to those who did something he thought of. “

He added: Was much of the important public data just operational fiction to bring himself a huge book advance? “

“For the benefit of the people and the state, Andrew Cuomo should resign immediately, as he often professes to hold such a high reputation,” he said. “If he continues to refuse to do so, in a legitimately authorized role as a prosecutor, Congress concludes our investigation and initiates, tolerates, and promotes the impeachment trial of Governor Cuomo. And at least implicitly approved his actions. “

The report details a number of allegations against the governor, including “Hugging Executive Assistant # 1 and reaching under the blouse and grabbing the chest,” on November 16, 2020.A state employee who first shared her claim in an interview with Albany Times Union During April.

“Many times in 2019 and 2020, the governor had a close and intimate hug with Executive Assistant # 1, while occasionally grabbing her ass,” the report adds.

Another claim details how Cuomo allegedly harassed state soldiers. For example, “I put my hand on my stomach from my navel to my right hip, leaving the door open for him at the event,” “I kissed her (and she) on the cheek in front of another trooper, on another occasion. I asked her to kiss her, but she distracted it. “

Cuomo continues to deny the allegations, saying on Tuesday that “the facts are very different from what was portrayed.”

“I have never touched anyone improperly or made inappropriate sexual progress,” he said. “I’m 63 years old. I’ve lived the whole adult life in public. It’s not who I am, it’s the one I’ve never been to.”

On Tuesday, a number of politicians called for resignation, including President Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (Democratic Party of California).

According to AP, a majority of New York State Legislatures support the impeachment proceedings against Cuomo if he does not resign. At least 82 of the 150 members of the state legislature supported holding the proceedings publicly or in comments to the AP.

The report led state legislators to facilitate the impeachment investigation that began with the governor in March, but the impeachment process is likely to continue for several months.

“We have a lot of power,” said Michael Montesano, a Republican member of the Justice Commission, on Wednesday.

In a statement after the report was released, Speaker of Parliament Karl Hasty said it was clear that Cuomo “has lost the trust of the majority of the Democratic Party of Parliament and he can no longer stay in office.” rice field.

“Once we receive all the relevant documents and evidence from the Attorney General, we aim to act quickly and complete the impeachment investigation as quickly as possible,” says Heastie.

Parliamentary investigators have said the investigation is “very advanced,” Montesano said, but legislators warn that the process will take some time. There is little precedent for impeaching the Governor of New York. William Sulzer was dismissed in 1913 and became the first and last impeached Governor of New York.

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