Earlier this week, disgraced New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his decision to resign, which will officially take place in 12 days. However, it seems that as of right now it’s unclear whether or not the state legislature will end up holding a formal impeachment vote against him or not.
Members of the GOP who are on the State Assembly Judiciary Committee on Wednesday stated that they want the findings of the impeachment investigation made public, despite the fact Cuomo has resigned.
Nick Langworthy, the New York State Republican Committee Chairman, posted the statement on Twitter, saying the “impeachment investigation must continue.”
“NY Taxpayers have already paid the bill, now we are owed the facts. This isn’t just about
@NYGovCuomo, it is about his entire corrupt administration. What administration officials had roles in these many abuses of the public trust?” Langworthy added.
“The Republican members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee remain committed to completing our impeachment investigation of the governor. The people of the state of New York deserve a full, public disclosure of the information obtained during our search for the truth. We intend to hold Gov. Andrew Cuomo accountable on behalf of his victims, including the 15,000 innocent lives lost in nursing homes. This has been a thorough, significant endeavor and we will strive to bring closure to all of the grieving families,” the statement says.
Cuomo stated during the press conference where he made his announcement about his resignation that he didn’t want the investigation into him to distract legislators from working on other issues.
“I think that given the circumstances, the best way that I can help now is if I step aside and let the government back to governing,” Cuomo went on to say.
Cuomo then issued an apology to his accusers while, almost in the same breath, denying that allegations made against him are true.
“My instinct is to fight through this controversy because I truly believe that it is politically motivated. I believe it is unfair and it is untruthful,” he continued.
Transparency is always a good policy, so it’s time to make this information public. Let the country see what kind of man Cuomo really is.