Kathleen Courtney Hochul the Lieutenant Governor of New York resolves the crowd throughout the Woman’s March in the district of Manhattan in NY on January 18, 2020.
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In her declaration Tuesday, Hochul still did not freely require Cuomo to step down. But she kept in mind, “under the New York Constitution, the Assembly will now determine the next steps.”
“Because Lieutenant Governors stand next in the line of succession, it would not be appropriate to comment further on the process at this moment,” Hochul’s declaration stated.
Cuomo on Tuesday highly rejected a few of the claims versus him and stated that other examples of his supposed misbehavior had actually been mischaracterized or misinterpreted.
New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who in March had actually licensed an impeachment examination into Cuomo, on Tuesday afternoon stated, “it is abundantly clear to me that the Governor has lost the confidence of the Assembly Democratic majority and that he can no longer remain in office.”
“Once we receive all relevant documents and evidence from the Attorney General, we will move expeditiously and look to conclude our impeachment investigation as quickly as possible,” Heastie stated in a declaration.