New York Republicans announce impeachment resolution targeting Gov. Andrew Cuomo

"We're here today to talk about our plan to introduce an impeachment resolution. We're gonna introduce this resolution because we believe the time has come," New York State Assembly Leader Will Barclay said. 

Updated: March 8, 2021 - 4:40pm

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As embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces allegations of sexual harassment and scrutiny over issues related to coronavirus nursing home deaths, GOP lawmakers in the Empire State Assembly on Monday announced an impeachment resolution targeting the governor.

"We're here today to talk about our plan to introduce an impeachment resolution. We're gonna introduce this resolution because we believe the time has come," New York State Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay said. 

He said that "you need to have credibility and trust" to serve as the governor, but noted that "unfortunately we feel the governor has lost that and now has an inability to lead."

The announcement comes even as state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and some other New York Democrats have called for Cuomo to resign.

"We won't be able to force a vote but we're gonna keep pounding on this issue," Barclay said. 

"So, we're hoping by doing this we're gonna keep reminding the majorities that it's time for them to act. If they really believe in resignation, why not start the impeachment process?" Barclay said.

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