New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is asking on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign “for the nice of the state,” within the wake of sexual harassment allegations and nursing residence dying cover-up accusations towards the governor.
Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, additionally stated the state legislature is working to revoke the governor’s emergency powers, which have been granted to him within the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
REP. ANGELO SANTABARBARA: [On revoking emergency powers] “That is one thing we have to do.
That is about rather more than simply emergency powers at this level. It’s about truly restoring the steadiness of energy on the state legislature. This can be 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 truly do the investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment. He needed to have his hand in that, and type of choose and select himself, who was going to research him. The AG put a cease to that, however not after repeated makes an attempt by the governor to intrude.
We simply see a sample right here. It’s about rather 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 tough. 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 believe it’s for the nice of the state. I believe it’s for the nice of the state to permit us to maneuver ahead.
He is misplaced credibility. He is withheld the nursing residence information that we had been searching for for months.
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 believe for the state to maneuver ahead, I believe he ought to resign and allow us to get again to the necessary work that now we have to do that legislative session.”