Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl Heastie announced on Friday afternoon that he’s suspended the impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo:
— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) August 13, 2021
Friday news dump anyone?
Politicians love to drop bombshells on Friday afternoons.
— Annika Pergament (@AnnikaPergament) August 13, 2021
What a gift as this means he can run for office again:
An impeachment would mean that Governor Cuomo would not be able to run for office again, which some of his critics fear he set himself up to do by resigning.
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) August 13, 2021
According to reports, he DID NOT consult with the Assembly Judiciary Committed which was leading the investigation:
Members on the NYS Assembly Judiciary Committee, which was leading the impeachment investigation, say they were not consulted about this decision https://t.co/nVaQ1Dq3f3
— Morgan Mckay (@morganfmckay) August 13, 2021
“Carl Heastie did this”:
The decision to suspend the impeachment investigation will allow Cuomo to run for re-election.
Assemblyman on the judiciary committee told me they were not consulted.
“Carl Heastie did this.”
Heastie said he not spoken to Cuomo since February and was not negotiating deal. https://t.co/Cikr19sDDA
— Bryan Llenas (@BryanLlenas) August 13, 2021
And he says it’s because he doesn’t think it’s constitutional to impeach someone once they’re out of office:
Speaker Carl Heastie said lawmakers don't believe the Legislature has the constitutional authority to impeach an elected official who is no longer in office. https://t.co/Ec2jIZqcry
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 13, 2021
Oh, really? We seem to have heard something different:
New York Democrats are DROPPING the impeachment of @NYGovCuomo because they claim you can't impeach someone who has left office….I guess there is a different law in New York than the one DC Dems use
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) August 13, 2021