Cuomo Clings to Power as He Stares Down Impeachment Inquiry

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is clinging to power as he faces an impeachment inquiry led by the state’s own Democratic lawmakers over allegations of misconduct.

Pressure to unseat him hit a new high on Thursday after allegations emerged that he groped a female aide under her blouse, 59 Democrats in the state Legislature demanded that he resign, and the Assembly speaker began an impeachment inquiry that could lead to his removal from office.

Yet removing a sitting governor from office is a lengthy, complicated process. And the intractable Cuomo, who has said there was “no way” he would step down, continues to hang on, defiant.

“Obviously he’s very much on the ropes,” said longtime Democratic political consultant George Arzt. “He’s just stretching it out.”

Assembly Democrats gathered on Thursday for what Speaker Carl Heastie called a discussion of “next steps.”

New York Democratic Party leader Jay Jacobs, a longtime ally of Cuomo’s who has asked fellow politicians to wait for the results of an investigation before passing judgment, said in a statement on Thursday that he respected the lawmakers who think the governor ought to resign, and that he would “be convening a meeting of county chairs so that I can hear their perspective on the current controversy directly.”

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