It’s a high bar to impeach Cuomo – but his political ambitions have been destroyed

It's a high bar to impeach Cuomo - but his political ambitions have been destroyed

Governor Cuomo suffered a rapid fall from grace. But that’s no surprise: his image was inflated by a worshiping national media that needed a foil for his pet peeve Donald Trump. Now that his central Queens lookalike is off the stage, there’s no reason to waste more blows on the hyper-inflated zeppelin that is Andrew Cuomo’s ego.

But what to do now? As well as acknowledging that the national hero of the COVID crisis actually hashed the response – sending thousands of vulnerable people to death in nursing homes that weren’t equipped to treat a highly contagious disease, then cover up and lie about it. – he now faces a series of harassment complaints from assistants.

It seems unlikely that Cuomo will ever step down. His image is deflated, but his ego remains intact.

Republicans and a few Democrats, such as assemblyman Ron Kim, have therefore called for impeachment.

As at the federal level, impeachment in New York State would require a majority vote in the Assembly, followed by a trial in the State Senate. Two-thirds of senators are expected to vote to condemn.

There has only been one such proceeding in the history of the state, in 1913, when Governor William Sulzer walked through Tammany Hall, who later succeeded in impeaching him and firing him for embezzlement. funds.

New York has no other mechanism, such as popular recall, to get rid of a state official.

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