New York Assembly member Ron Kim (D) said the state should move forward with the impeachment of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo despite his resignation over his COVID-related nursing home death scandal.
“That’s what the timeline reflects, and the public deserves the truth,” Kim said during a Hill.TV interview.
“It will be a disservice to the taxpayers and the public because we already spent so much time, money and research…to do the work,” he added.
Cuomo announced his resignation last week following the report from an investigation that noted reports of sexual harassment of 11 women.
Despite Cuomo’s resignation, Kim and others believe impeachment should proceed. The case somewhat parallels the actions of Congress toward former President Donald Trump.
Though Trump’s term ended on Jan. 20, House Democrats moved forward with an impeachment vote. The measure passed in the House, but lacked support in the Senate.
Cuomo’s impeachment is also unlikely. However, he may face criminal charges related to some of the sexual harassment claims.
At least one woman who brought forth allegations has already reportedly planned a lawsuit against Cuomo. If the case proceeds, the disgraced governor may at least appear in court, even if it is over a different issue.