New York State Assembly When Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns, he will suspend the investigation into his dismissal. Announced by Speaker of the House of Representatives Carl Heisty.
Cuomo resigned Tuesday over allegations of sexual harassment against him. More people pressured him to resign or face accusations that he could be fired by the Democrat-majority Congress.
At that time, Cuomo said his resignation would take effect in 14 days.He will be replaced by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.
The public prosecutor released last week An independent investigation has concluded that Cuomo sexually abused at least 11 women.
Hesty said in a statement The Legal Affairs Committee learned from its lawyers that political matters and that an elected official who is no longer in office cannot be fired.
However, the Speaker of the New York Legislature added: Evidence collected by the commission “probably could have been indicted if he had not resigned.”
From March, Attorneys outside the commission have assisted in conducting a detailed investigation into whether there are grounds for an indictment against Cuomo. A Democrat. The announcement was made on the day the assembly initially set a deadline to respond with any additional evidence to refute the allegations against the outgoing governor’s legal team.
The governor’s office and Cuomo’s attorney, Rita Claw, did not respond to a request for comment Associated Press On whether the local president will meet the deadline.
“Although the commission’s work in recent months has not been completed, credible evidence has been found regarding the allegations against the governor.”Said Charles Levine, chairman of the tribunal.
This includes evidence of sexual harassment, Publication and misuse of state resources in the governor’s epidemiological report, and “misuse and misrepresentation of nursing home data.”
Late last year Cuomo also faced allegations that he inadvertently touched or sexually harassed women he met at public events.
In at least one case, according to the investigation, Cuomo and his aides tried to retaliate against a former employee who accused them of misconduct. At trial, he harassed women outside the state government.
In March, President Joe Biden has suggested that if the allegations against Cuomo are proven, he should resign.
(With AB info)