Transcript for Lawmakers push to strip Cuomo of emergency powers
We turn now to new trouble for New York governor Andrew Cuomo. This morning, lawmakers pushing to strip him of his pandemic related emergency powers. Stephanie Ramos is in Albany, New York, with the very latest. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: Michael, good morning. That's right. State lawmakers have come up with a bill to strip governor Cuomo of his emergency powers during the pandemic and they say it's because we're no longer at the height of the pandemic. Now, once that legislation is voted on here, the governor would not be able to issue any new pandemic rules. This morning, New York lawmakers working on legislation that will remove governor Andrew Cuomo's pandemic powers. The governor granted they were authority one year ago as they were fighting covid-19 but now lawmakers make taking back control as the investigation into those sexual harassment allegations against the governor is expanding. The New York attorney general including the latest accusations by a third woman, the office now limiting their scope in case more allegations are made against the governor. The most recent accuser, Anna Ruch claiming the 63-year-old governor made inappropriate unwanted advances. The governor has denied these allegations. Ruch who didn't work with the governor provided this photo to "The New York Times" of the night she met him at a New York City wedding reception in 2019. According to the paper, Ruch says Cuomo put his hand on her bare lower back. When she removed his hand with her own the governor remarked she seemed aggressive and placed his hands on her cheeks and asked if he could kiss her. Kirsten Gillibrand and chuck Schumer saying they support the investigation. In New York City demonstrators gathered outside his office demanding he step down. With three allegations against him in one week, so far just one New York congresswoman is calling for his resignation while most Democrats want those allegations investigated first. Robin. All right, Stephanie. Thank you.
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