NY legislators to continue impeachment investigation into outgoing Gov. Cuomo
The New York state Assembly says it will issue a report on its investigation into outgoing Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Democratic leaders Carl Heastie and Chuck Lavine reversed course Monday, saying in writing, "The Assembly Judiciary Committee will continue to review evidence and issue a final report on its investigation of Governor Cuomo."
Republican Assemblyman Michael Montesano says he's relieved that the impeachment investigation into Cuomo will move forward after it was called off Friday.
"The public needs to know what this governor did," Montesano says.
Lindsey Boylan, one of the women who accused Cuomo of sexual harassment, responded on Twitter, saying, "It's the right thing to do for New Yorkers and New York."
Keith Scott with the Safe Center, which advocates for domestic violence victims, says Cuomo's downfall will send a message to other powerful figures.
"Some may give a second thought to watch their behavior a bit more, making sure they're understanding a bit more before they abuse or harass other people," Scott says.
The probe will look into allegations of sexual harassment, as well as the governor's handling of nursing homes during the height of the pandemic and claims Cuomo used state resources to write his book.
Montesano says the public paid for the investigation with their tax dollars and that Cuomo should be held accountable.
Lavine recently said the impeachment probe could take several weeks.
Legislators are going back to Albany this week to review evidence and discuss the next steps.