“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,” says Assembly Speaker
Source: Zero Hedge
Update (1600ET): Bloomberg reports that New York legislative leaders announced an agreement to curb emergency powers granted to Governor Andrew Cuomo at the start of the pandemic, in the latest blow to his tenure amid growing calls to resign over dual scandals.
“These temporary emergency powers were granted as New York was devastated by a virus we knew nothing about,” Assembly Speaker Carl Heastiesaid in a statement. “Now it is time for our government to return to regular order.”
At this point the only question is whether Cuomo will step down peacefully, or will his own Democrats tear him down as more and more “sexual assault” victims emerge. In either case, we assume that the next and final Emmy will be for best dramatic disappearance of a formerly leading male role.
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Update (1450ET): New York State Democratic leaders have reached an “informal agreement” to curb Governor Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers amid twin scandals plaguing the Democratic governor.
“There is an informal agreement at this point that seems that both bodies are coalescing around,” said Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy in a Tuesday interview following a discussion by the Assembly Democratic conference over the issue of Cuomo’s expanded powers. The state Senate Democratic conference agreed.
Final details will be forthcoming later today according to Fahy, who added “I am very encouraged.”:
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Update (0820ET): While several New York State Democratic lawmakers have called on Cuomo to resign amid his multiple scandals, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) is now the first Democratic member of Congress to call for the governor to leave office.
“The time has come. The Governor must resign,” Rice tweeted.