A new deal reached by legislators in Albany, New York will strip Governor Andrew Cuomo of key powers and executive authority given to the Democrat to handle the state’s CoVID-19 pandemic early last year.
“I think everyone understands where we were back in March and where we are now. We certainly see the need for a quick response but also want to move toward a system of increased oversight, and review. The public deserves to have checks and balances. Our proposal would create a system with increased input while at the same time ensuring New Yorkers continue to be protected,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said in a statement.
BREAKING: Cuomo to Be Stripped of Pandemic Emergency Powers in Legislative Deal https://t.co/rJxITmhds1
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 2, 2021
“The changes come amid mounting calls for Cuomo to resign, as he faces three worsening scandals — accusations of sexual harassment by at least three young women, accusations of verbal abuse by legislators, and accusations of mismanagement in the handling of the pandemic in nursing homes,” reports NBC New York.
“A year into the pandemic, and as New Yorkers receive the vaccine, the temporary emergency powers have served their purpose – it is time for them to be repealed,” Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said. “These temporary emergency powers were granted as New York was devastated by a virus we knew nothing about. Now it is time for our government to return to regular order.”
Read the full report here.
DE BLASIO TURNS: Mayor Accuses Cuomo of ‘Laughing Off’ Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed Governor Andrew Cuomo during a press briefing Monday; directly accusing his fellow Democrat of “laughing off” allegations of sexual misconduct and abusing his office.
“I think when someone’s done something wrong, they need to say ‘I did something wrong’ and decide what action they’re going to take as a result,” said the Mayor.
“It’s even more horrible that something like sexual harassment or taking advantage of a high office, to laugh it off is even more troubling. That’s not a laughing matter,” added de Blasio.
"I think when someone’s done something wrong, they need to say 'I did something wrong' and decide what action they're going to take as a result."@BilldeBlasio accuses @AndrewCuomo of "laughing off" allegations of sexual harassment and calls for the governor to admit wrongdoing. pic.twitter.com/4surCfsy8i
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 1, 2021
Watch de Blasio’s comments above.
GRAHAM on HANNITY: I Haven’t Had One Reporter Ask Me About Andrew Cuomo
Senator Lindsey Graham spoke with Sean Hannity Monday night to discuss the media’s blatant double-standard regarding Andrew Cuomo; saying not a single reporter has asked him about the New York Governor.
“I don’t know the case here. I believe in due process and presumption of innocence,” said Hannity.
“The Democratic Party is now piling on Andrew Cuomo because he’s made a lot of enemies. But we’ve been consistent… They’re now giving Cuomo a complete pass,” said Graham. “Schumer accused all Republicans of supporting sexual assault. Have you heard him say one word about this?”
“The idea that Kavanaugh was guilty was pervasive. I haven’t had one person ask me about the accusations against Governor Cuomo from the media, not one,” he added.
Watch Graham on ‘Hannity’ above.