Democrat assemblyman says Gov. Cuomo ought to resign: ‘Sample of abuse of energy’
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is looking on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign “for the great of the state,” within the wake of sexual harassment allegations and nursing residence loss of life cover-up accusations towards the governor.
Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, additionally stated the state legislature is working to revoke the governor’s emergency powers, which had been granted to him within the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Democratic assemblyman joined Dana Perino on “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday to debate why he feels the governor ought to step down.
REP. ANGELO SANTABARBARA: [On revoking emergency powers] “That is one thing we have to do.
That is about way more than simply emergency powers at this level. It’s about truly restoring the stability of energy on the state legislature. It is a governor that has a sample of abuse of energy, and it’s clear that it’s going to proceed. We simply noticed, this week, his conflict with the New York AG’s workplace, over who was going to really do the investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment. He needed to have his hand in that, and kind of decide and select himself, who was going to analyze him. The AG put a cease to that, however not after repeated makes an attempt by the governor to intervene.
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We simply see a sample right here. It’s about way more than emergency powers. It’s one thing we have to do, but it surely’s simply the tip of the iceberg. We see a sample right here that makes working circumstances very troublesome. Proper now, the governor is clearly a distraction. He hasn’t made a public look. He hasn’t given a briefing in over every week.”
[On why Cuomo should resign] “I feel it’s for the great of the state. I feel it’s for the great of the state to permit us to maneuver ahead.
He is misplaced credibility. He is withheld the nursing residence knowledge that we had been in search of for months.
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The underside line is, he withheld info from this legislature. After we tried to exert our oversight powers, he simply merely ignored us. Now, there’s an FBI investigation additionally underway and hopefully we’ll get some solutions, some reality and accountability. However we’re simply not getting that from the governor proper now. And I feel for the state to maneuver ahead, I feel he ought to resign and allow us to get again to the necessary work that we have now to do that legislative session.”