Assembly Speaker Heastie greenlights impeachment inquiry into Cuomo


The pressure continued to ramp up on Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday night after Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie gave the chamber’s Judiciary Committee the go-ahead to launch an impeachment investigation into the sexual harassment allegations made against the state’s chief executive in recent days.

After six women have alleged the governor sexually harassed them, Cuomo’s popularity within Albany’s political circle has dwindled with calls for his resignation appearing on a statement Thursday morning signed by 59 legislators from both houses and both parties.