New York state Rep. Colin Schmitt (R) believes the state “very well could” end up with a Republican governor following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) nursing home coverup, which he referred to as a “criminal conspiracy to the highest order.”
He told Breitbart News Sunday the scandal is bringing together progressive, far-left assembly members with Republicans and slammed New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), who recently hired an ex-gang member to serve as a senior adviser to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), for remaining silent.
“This is a criminal conspiracy to the highest order. It is a criminal coverup by Cuomo and the administration,” Schmitt said of the Cuomo administration’s coverup which saw officials hiding the real number of people who died of the Chinese coronavirus in nursing homes due to fears of a federal investigation.
While he said he is glad to see investigations taking place, Schmitt said he also urged the attorney general to conduct a “full and thorough investigation.”
“I strongly believe criminal charges are needed up to and including the highest level of state government. Anyone who is complicit needs to be charged criminally,” he said, adding that the legislature also needs to take action, including removing officials from office.
Schmitt told Breitbart News Sunday he is cosponsoring a measure to form an independent impeachment commission that will “review and investigate all the information, all the truth, uncover all the truth that might be there and take appropriate action.”
He is also composing a bipartisan bill to repeal Cuomo’s “extraordinary power,” which he said has “really caused a lot of the issues.” Cuomo, the assemblyman said, is used to having “extreme control.”
“The Office of the Governor of New York is extremely powerful constitutionally and Cuomo has taken that to the next level with his own strategy and use of power, and he’s used to getting away with much of the issues he’s had over his tenure. I think at this point it’s tipped too far,” he said. “Over 15,000 families have lost loved ones because of these decisions.”
The coverup afterward, he continued, enraged people of all ideologies.
“It’s bringing together the Republicans and the Democrats. It’s bringing — progressive, far-left assembly members are coming together with the minority, [the] assembly minority caucus... (Read more)
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