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Steck Disagrees With Ending Impeachment Probe, Says Evidence Likely Damaging To Cuomo

The state capitol in Albany
Dave Lucas
The state capitol in Albany

The New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee will issue a final report on its impeachment investigation of Governor Andrew Cuomo, according to a statement today from Speaker Carl Heastie and Committee Chair Charles Lavine.

Last week, Heastie said the inquiry would end on August 25 – the day after Cuomo is to resign. In today’s statement, Heastie and Lavine say the committee will take the steps to ensure its work does not interfere with federal investigations into the Cuomo administration’s handling of COVID-19 nursing home data, the attorney general’s investigation of the governor’s memoir and multiple local law enforcement investigations of possible criminal acts of sexual misconduct by Cuomo.

The governor, a fellow Democrat, has denied he sexually assaulted anyone and said he is stepping down to avoid a prolonged impeachment process.

Assemblymember Phil Steck, a Democrat from Colonie, is on the Judiciary Committee and spoke with WAMC Monday.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.