In a written statement, New York State Assembly Spokesperson Carl Heastie stated that there was no need for the State Judiciary Committee’s investigation due to Governor Cuomo’s resignation, and shared the information that according to state law, the parliament does not have the authority to investigate an elected person who has left office.
Noting that the evidence the Judiciary Committee had gathered in a few months would likely be enough to impeach the Governor if he does not resign, Heastie said the evidence relates to sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior at work, improper use of public resources, and tampering with epidemic data in nursing homes.
The spokesperson said that Justice Committee Chairman Charles Lavine would hand over the evidence to “authorities continuing the relevant investigations”.
The New York Attorney General’s Office is conducting separate investigations against Cuomo regarding allegations that Cuomo made use of public resources while writing the memoir, while the New York Eastern District Attorney’s Office is investigating the allegations that he changed the epidemic data.
New York Governor Cuomo announced that he had decided to resign due to sexual harassment accusations and that he would resign on August 24.