You might think that Democrats calling to strip Andrew Cuomo of his emergency powers is a sign that they want him gone, but you would be wrong. The truth is, they would rather strip his emergency powers than have him resign or be impeached.
If he resigns, the Lt Governor would take over and the Democrats would remain in power. But if he is impeached, he may not be the only one.
The Lt governor could possibly be removed as well if he was involved.
It has come to light recently that Cuomo covered up the number of cases and deaths in nursing homes across the state and people are beginning to take notice.
This could be bad news for the Democrats as they could be tarred with the same brush. And besides the people who died needlessly, the lockdowns have taken a mighty toll on their economy.
This could weigh heavy on them in the next election, so they want to pretend they are doing something when in reality Cuomo is done with using his emergency powers now anyway.
More than a dozen Democrats are calling for the repeal and probably every Republican will join them as well as more Democrats. But at the same time, many Republicans are calling for his resignation. They would never have enough votes to impeach him.
Many media people as well as Hollywood nimrods are probably kicking themselves for singing his praises. This makes them look very bad not to mention the Emmy people who gave him an Emmy.
“Today, February 12, 2021 , New York State Senators Alessandra Biaggi, Jabari Brisport, Samra Brouk, Jeremy Cooney, Andrew Gounardes, Robert Jackson, John C. Liu, John Mannion, Rachel May, Elijah Reichlin-Melnick, Gustavo Rivera, Julia Salazar, James Sanders, and James Skoufis issued a joint statement calling for a repeal of the Governor’s authority to issue unilateral directives,” the statement said. “On March 3rd, 2020, legislation was passed to significantly expand the Governor’s executive powers under an emergency declaration, including giving him the ability to issue directives, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“Without exception, the New York State Constitution calls for the Legislature to govern as a co-equal branch of government,” the senators said. “While COVID-19 has tested the limits of our people and state – and, early during the pandemic, required the government to restructure decision making to render rapid, necessary public health judgments – it is clear that the expanded emergency powers granted to the Governor are no longer appropriate. While the executive’s authority to issue directives is due to expire on April 30, we urge the Senate to advance and adopt a repeal as expeditiously as possible.”
NEW: 14 Democratic senators issue a joint statement calling for the removal of Cuomo’s emergency powers. pic.twitter.com/mYwFjMeuDB
— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) February 12, 2021