New York state legislature votes to strip Cuomo of emergency powers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was granted emergency powers during the COVID-19 crisis. The decision came after The New York Times reported that the governor’s staff undercounted nursing home deaths in June.
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Transcript for New York state legislature votes to strip Cuomo of emergency powers
And they can't lose one democratic senator. Nes on New York governor Andrew Cuomo. Some state lawmakers moving to strip him of emergency powers granted during the pandemic. Here's Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: He promoted himself as the face of competent leadership in the pandemic. We are New York tough. Reporter: But tonight, the New York state legislature voting to strip governor Andrew Cuomo of the emergency powers he was granted to happenedle covid. This governor's inability to see outside of his own ego cannot continue to go unchecked. Reporter: It came as the New York Times reported the governor's staff rewrote a report in June, taking out the fact that more than 9,000 new yorkers had already died in nursing homes. Today, the governor's office said the number was removed because it had not been verified. It's just one of the scandals Cuomo is facing. Two former aides now accusing him of sexual harassment. He is a textbook abuser. Reporter: Charlotte Bennett says the governor asked her about her sex life, whether she was monogamous and whether she had ever slept with an older man. She spoke with CBS news. He wanted a girlfriend. When he said he was lonely, I mentioned that his daughters had been around, and he also rejected that and said, yeah, I love my daughters, but that's -- I want a girlfriend. I thought, he's trying to sleep with me. The governor's trying to sleep with me. And I'm deeply uncomfortable. And I have to get out of this room as soon as possible. Reporter: Cuomo says Bennett misinterpreted him. I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional, and I truly and deeply apologize for it. Reporter: David, Charlotte Bennett says it's not a matter of how she felt, but what he did. It is an issue of his actions. The fact is that he was sexually harassing me and has not apologized for that. Steph, thank you. We're going to turn into the

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