Updated: June 16, 2021 12:38 PM
Created: June 16, 2021 10:25 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is now responding to the claims made against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration, as well as the current investigations.
During media availability on Tuesday, Hochul told WGRZ in Buffalo that the three separate investigations, which include the Attorney General's Office, Assembly Judiciary Committee, and NY's Eastern District Court, are being handled thoroughly but did not comment on the allegations themselves.
Multiple women have accused the governor of inappropriate behavior, including unwanted touching and unwelcome sexual advances. The state Assembly is also investigating whether his administration's handling of coronavirus deaths inside nursing homes is an impeachable offense.
"These are going to take some time, and my full expectation is they will be extremely thorough," Hochul said.
In March, GOP leaders called on Hochul to share what she may have known about the allegations. At the time, Hochul released a brief statement, saying she's confident all accusers will be heard and taken seriously.
Cuomo maintains he did nothing wrong.
If Cuomo were to be impeached, Hochul would take over as governor.
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