After months of explosive revelations—and a damning AG investigation—Cuomo was forced to resign.
But the disgraced Democrat, to the end, refused to admit wrong. The best he could do was say the “lines have been redrawn.”
Hmm… I don’t think it was ever appropriate to grope women, do you?
Cuomo has given his 2 weeks’ notice. But it looks like he’s no out of the woods, yet.
Because the allegations against him could spark criminal consequences.
The status of a criminal investigation into allegations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo groped former aide Brittany Commisso will not change at all due to his resignation, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said, the Times Union reported.
And one up-and-coming New York Republican is firing with both cylinders.
From Fox News:
“Governor Cuomo’s resignation is long past overdue,” Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., said. “Now, former Governor Cuomo needs to be prosecuted and arrested for sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual grooming.”
Why It’s Important:
We aren’t surprised that Cuomo announced his resignation. He had very little choice, given the odds that the state would have impeached him.
But if he thought that was the end of his troubles, he might be very mistaken.
The criminal investigation, led by Albany law enforcement, is still ongoing. Sheriff Apple clarified the case was “never” about his status as governor.
That makes sense. Just because he quits his job doesn’t mean possible crimes just go away. If anyone else broke the law, then resigned, wouldn’t be off the hook.
On top of that, a top Republican in the House, New York’s Elise Stefanik, called on the government to prosecute and arrest Cuomo over these charges.
It seems like Stefanik has no intentions of letting Cuomo off with just a slap on the wrist. From what was revealed in the AG’s report, Cuomo showed a “pattern” of some very serious wrongdoing.
The things he is allegedly guilty of would warrant investigations by higher law enforcement agencies. Perhaps even the DOJ.
But will Biden’s DOJ or FBI go after Cuomo? We can’t say for the moment. But if the Albany case heats up, things could look very grime for the failed governor.
- Andrew Cuomo’s troubles could only be beginning, despite resignation.
- The criminal investigation in Albany has not been put on hold.
- Stefanik is calling for Cuomo to be prosecuted and arrested.