Prominent members of New York's congressional delegation including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on Governor Cuomo to resign today, and a majority of state legislators have called on him to do the same amidst allegations of sexual assault and harassment.  One democratic state Senator from Syracuse also says Cuomo needs to go.

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Saying that the “reports of accusations concerning the governor are serious,” Democratic leaders of the New York State Assembly announced Thursday that they will form a judiciary committee with subpoena powers to begin an impeachment investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


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A Cornell University Political Science Professor is not surprised that Donald Trump was impeached a second time because early polling suggested that more people were in favor of it this time.  Doug Kriner also serves as the Faculty Director of the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs based at the university. 

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Congress member John Katko from Upstate New York is the first republican to say he’ll back the impeachment effort against Donald Trump by the House.  The attack on the Capitol led the former federal prosecutor to reverse support for the President.

Katko said in a release that as a prosecutor, he looked at the facts and couldn’t ignore President Trump’s role in the January 6th attack. 

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Central New York reactions continue after the insurrection in Washington D.C., including calls to remove the President for promoting violence.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports on legal ramifications and how to move forward after the shocking activities in the seat of our government.


The impeachment and eventual acquittal of Donald Trump in the Senate Wednesday will undoubtedly be a campaign topic in this year’s election.  And one Syracuse University Expert can see how it might benefit the President. 

Many New Yorkers had their eyes on Iowa, as that state starts the selection process for presidential nominees. One local political scientist says there a few things to look for.

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The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Each day of the trial will stream through this player as proceedings begin. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

On Tuesday, the live video stream is expected to begin at Noon. You can also listen to the impeachment trial on 88.3 FM WAER.

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Congress Member Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)has made public his decision to vote in favor of articles of impeachment the House of Representatives plans to take up Wednesday.  The Democrat, who won the seat by just about one percentage point in 2018, says President Trump is his president too.  But the actions for which Trump is accused, are too brazen and likely illegal.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live.

Tuesday morning,  Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, will testify.