A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac)
“The Speaker’s decision to suspend the impeachment investigation into Governor Cuomo is a slap in the face to every New York taxpayer and victim wronged by the Governor’s numerous cases of misconduct and corruption. Gov. Cuomo’s misdeeds include the mishandling and subsequent cover-up of COVID-19 in nursing homes, the use of his government office to selfishly profit from a $5.1 million book deal, retaliation against policymakers and alleged victims, as well as numerous allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior and harassment in and out of the workplace.
I voted to fund this investigation in the Assembly, but after five months and millions of dollars being spent, we still don’t have a single public hearing to show for it. Literally, every meaningful piece of evidence was discussed in the Assembly Judiciary Committee’s executive session.
Now we are informed that the committee will neither complete its investigation nor present what it found to the public. This decision reeks of party insider dealmaking and is a complete disservice to the goals of transparency and accountability.
Let me be perfectly clear, the Governor’s resignation was a positive step in the right direction, but it does not equal accountability.
How can Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul stop Governor Cuomo’s enablers of corruption from influencing her administration if the committee’s findings are not shared?
At a bare minimum, New York taxpayers and the victims wronged by this Governor deserve to know the truth.
One party rule is a disaster. This is just the latest example. New Yorkers deserve better.”
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