Support grows for bipartisan bill to take away Gov. Cuomo's emergency powers

Jacquie Slater & WNYT Staff
Updated: February 18, 2021 07:29 PM
Created: February 18, 2021 08:41 AM

There are growing calls from state lawmakers to remove Gov. Cuomo's emergency powers. It comes after the FBI and a federal prosecutor started investigating the Cuomo administration's handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes.

A bill proposed to take away Cuomo's emergency powers is getting support from both sides of the aisle.

The bill has unanimous Republican support and at least 17 Democrats have signed on as well.  It will take 76 votes to pass the Assembly.

However, some lawmakers say this is too little, too late and want harsher action taken.

The chair of the GOP, Nick Langworthy, held a press conference Thursday outside of the federal building in Albany. He says while taking those emergency powers away will make a point, he wants Cuomo impeached for obstruction of justice.

Langworthy says he wants impeachment articles drawn up. The Assembly Minority Conference has started their process by announcing a move to form an impeachment commission.

Hear more about why lawmakers say they want this harsh action taken against Gov. Cuomo by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.

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