With the possibility of Governor Cuomo’s impeachment becoming more feasible, Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar is calling for Lt. Governor Hochul to be included in key state matters. Mr. Kassar believes that her inclusion will better ensure continuity of government should Cuomo be impeachment.
In a statement issued by the Conservative Party, Chairman Kassar said: “Andrew Cuomo’s tenure as governor could abruptly come to an end, and it’s critically important that Lt. Governor Kathleen Hochul be fully immersed in all state government matters, down to the granular level, in case such an eventuality takes place. Continuity of government in the midst of significant challenges must be ensured. That doesn’t appear to be the case today, based on the Lt. Governor’s public schedule.
“Lt. Governor Hochul should immediately and significantly be included in the state budget negotiations with Senate and Assembly leadership, Covid vaccine rollout planning, federal relief negotiations with the Biden Administration, and other core state operations. Governor Cuomo, whose position as governor appears untenable, should make that happen today. The state must be fully ready for whatever comes next.”