Justin Bullock, FISM News
Following Andrew Cuomo’s formal resignation from his office as governor of New York, the New York State Assembly will finish the investigation that they began in March of this year. The NY Assembly had began the impeachment process as well, but abandoned it once Cuomo announced his resignation. The Assembly will also release a final report summarizing their findings in their investigation which will stand alongside the separate investigation and report from the New York Attorney General’s office.
What is unique about the NY Assembly’s investigation is that it will look at Cuomo’s time as governor more broadly and will have findings regarding the alleged cover up of nursing home deaths by Cuomo in NY during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Republicans have been calling for a robust investigation from the US Department of Justice but President Biden has said that no such investigation will be coming.
New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will replace Cuomo as governor of New York and will become the first female to hold that office in the state’s history. She has already indicated that she will have no tolerance for any corruption in or from the governor’s office but has not yet indicated if she will pursue criminal cases against Cuomo. Regardless, Cuomo is already facing at least one criminal case in Albany County and could face many more in the coming days.