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Cuomo Clings to Power as He Stares Down Impeachment Inquiry

  • Governor still has levers he can pull to maintain his post
  • New allegations Thursday ratchet up heat on embattled leader
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WATCH: New York Assemblyman Ron Kim, a Democrat, explains why multiple scandals confronting Governor Andrew Cuomo are impeding the state’s budget process. (Source: Bloomberg)
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is clinging to power as he faces an impeachment inquiry led by the state’s own Democratic lawmakers over allegations of misconduct.

Pressure to unseat him hit a new high on Thursday after allegations emerged that he groped a female aide under her blouse, 59 Democrats in the state Legislature demanded that he resign, and the Assembly speaker began an impeachment inquiry that could lead to his removal from office.