Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign from his “almost imperial governorship” — insisting it will help save lives.
“He should resign right now because he’s holding up our effort to fight COVID. He’s literally in the way of us saving lives right now,” de Blasio insisted in a fiery interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“Andrew Cuomo can’t lead us into the future. We’ve got the people, the state ready to reopen, but we need to get him out of the way to do it,” the mayor said.
The mayor repeatedly took aim at his longtime foe throughout the interview, blaming him for the Empire State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as holding up vaccine supplies for the Big Apple.
He also accused him of deliberately hiding the death toll from the virus in nursing homes to keep getting millions in “campaign contributions.”
“This was a thoroughly corrupt situation, and he just needs to resign,” de Blasio said.
But Hizzoner predicted that Cuomo will not step down and will instead need to be impeached.
“I think he’ll try to hold out … I think he is used to getting things his way, and it’s been almost an imperial governorship,” de Blasio predicted.
“But I gotta tell you, the folks in this state, and the political leadership don’t believe him anymore — he doesn’t have any credibility,” de Blasio insisted.
“I think an impeachment proceeding will begin. And I think he will be impeached, and perhaps right before that, he’ll decide to resign. That’s probably the most likely outcome right now,” he predicted.
De Blasio made the call without mentioning the sex harassment allegations Cuomo is facing, sparking many of the demands for his resignation.
Assembly Democrats on Thursday gave a green light for an impeachment investigation into the governor.