NY Republicans Intro Resolution To Impeach Cuomo

New York Central reports:

Republican state lawmakers announced an impeachment resolution against Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday afternoon. The resolution was announced by Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay and other members of the Assembly Republican Conference.

The resolution would have to be supported by the Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to come to a vote. If passed by the Assembly, it would then go to the State Senate.

The New York Post reports:

Under Article XIII, Section 5 of the New York Constitution, any public officer is subject to removal for “misconduct or malversation in office,” with the latter term referring to corruption, extortion and other punishable acts.

The constitution also gives the 150-member state Assembly the power to impeach officials by the vote of a simple majority, or 76 lawmakers. The Assembly is composed of 106 Democrats, 43 Republicans and one independent.

Impeachment trials are usually conducted by the 63-member state Senate and the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, although in the case of a governor’s trial, neither the lieutenant governor nor the Senate majority leader — Yonkers Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who on Sunday called on Cuomo to resign — can take part.