Updated: March 17, 2021 05:08 AM
Created: March 17, 2021 05:02 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We're taking you more In-Depth to take a look at what happens if an impeachment investigation into Gov.Andrew Cuomo gains traction.
Cuomo is facing allegations that he sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward multiple women, including several former staffers.
After the committee completes its investigation, the state Assembly would have to vote for impeachment. A majority vote is needed,
and Democrats hold 106 of the 150 seats, which means 32 Dems would need to vote yes if every Republican votes for impeachment.
If impeachment happens, Cuomo would be forced to step aside from his duties, and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul would take over.
The case then heads to the state Senate, where senators would act as a jury. Cuomo would need to be found guilty by two-thirds of the senate, or 42 senators. Republicans hold 20 seats in the chamber, which means 22 Dems and every Republican would need to vote for impeachment.
If convicted, Cuomo would be removed from office. If acquitted, he would go right back to being governor.
The impeachment investigation is currently operating along an investigation launched by NY Attorney General Letitia James, President Joe Biden said Cuomo should resign if the claims against him are confirmed.
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