Report: Group calls for Assembly Committee to back off Cuomo impeachment investigation, have AG's office handle it | WHEC.com

Report: Group calls for Assembly Committee to back off Cuomo impeachment investigation, have AG's office handle it

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Updated: April 23, 2021 01:19 PM
Created: April 23, 2021 01:09 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— An anti-sexual harassment advocacy group is now calling on New York State's Assembly Judiciary Committee to step back from its impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Albany Times Union reports the Sexual Harassment Working Group wants Attorney General Letitia James's office to handle the investigation completely. The group told the times it is concerned about the law firm handling the impeachment investigation, Davis Polk and Wardwell.

Members also say the Assembly has repeatedly proven it's unqualified to handle such a sensitive case.

Multiple women have come forward to accuse the governor of inappropriate behavior, and he's denied the allegations. The investigation is spanning other topics from COVID nursing home deaths and extends to controversies surrounding his book about the pandemic, and his family gaining special access to COVID testing.

Chair of New York's Assembly Judiciary Committee Charles Levine said it could take months to determine if the governor should be impeached.

Accusers of Governor Cuomo have said they will not cooperate with the investigation, but have spoken to the AG's office.

As previously reported, more than 200 tips have been reported to a hotline set up by the committee as part of the investigation.


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