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New York Republicans have introduced articles of impeachment against Governor Cuomo.



After the announcement of refusal to resignation from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was released, the Republican lawmakers from the State came forward to impeach the governor over multiple accusations from five women for sexual harassment and another allegation that includes covering up of COVID deaths in nursing homes which was wrapped by his aides.

In recent times, the governor has received several calls from the state Democratic leaders demanding his resignation over repeated allegations against him. He also received a call from Albany Times Union regarding his resignation.

On Sunday, Despite these claims, the governor said he is not ready to resign from his job. As of now, the Republican lawmakers have introduced articles of impeachment against the governor in the state assembly and forcing them to take action on this issue. This impeachment article was issued on Monday.

Even though Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay earlier declared that the Democratic party will determine further process regarding impeachment article, he now confirmed that they will be taking severe actions on this issue.

Democratic state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins earlier released a statement compelling the cover to drop from his powers. Along with her, nearly 30 Democratic leaders have come forward and called on Governor Cuomo to resign from the office.

In the statement of Stewart-Cousins, she mentioned that several allegations against governor Cuomo have distracted the needs of New York people in the COVID pandemic. These issues include the toxic work environment surrounding the governor, handling of Coronavirus affected persons in nursing homes and accusations of sexual harassment.

She said that we need to govern the state without any daily distractions. So, if the state needs to be in good shape then the governor must resign.

Carl Heastie who is the Democratic state Assembly leader has also come forward to share the sentiments with Stewart-Cousins on her statement regarding governor Cuomo’s resignation.
She said we have many ongoing issues that need to be addressed and resolved. The Governor should seriously consider his resignation over his scandals.

However, Cuomo released his announcement on Sunday stating that resigning against sexual assault is anti-democratic. He would not do that. He was elected by the people of New York and not by the politicians of New York. He also declared his refusal on his resignation because of allegations.

Anna Liss and Karen Hinton have joined with Anna Ruch, Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett over allegations of sexual harassment against the governor.

Even after the Governor refused to resign over allegations, Barclay protested the State Democrats to put their votes in his impeachment trial and show their support. As a result of which at least six Democrats came forward to raise their voice to support impeaching Cuomo. To move the impeachment further 150 lawmakers from the New York State Assembly have to vote for the articles of impeachment.

He also asked the question that if they believe in resignation then what is stopping them from proceeding with impeachment?

He also mentioned that the governor has lost his reputation and credibility which make is feel like he has no more potential to govern the state further.

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DeSantis: Unemployed Floridians Will Have to Start Looking for Work



Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to reinstate a requirement for those receiving unemployment benefits in the state to prove they’re looking for work.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, DeSantis a Republican said those claiming benefits will likely have to start showing proof they looked for work when an executive order waiving a job-search requirement ends on May 29.

Without the waiver, the state required people receiving benefits to reach out to five prospective employers each week, the newspaper said.

“We suspended that (requirement) last year at this time because, quite frankly, there weren’t jobs,” DeSantis said on Wednesday.

“I think now we’re in just a different situation, you have a surplus of jobs, particularly in restaurant, lodging, hospitality, that people want to hire. I mean, you see the signs all over the place. Look, that’s a good problem to have. But we also just want to make sure, like, look, if you’re really unemployed, can’t get a job, that’s one thing. But making sure that you’re doing your due diligence to look for work, and making sure those incentives align, better.”

And WTSP in Tampa quoted the governor as saying: “Normally when you’re getting unemployment, the whole idea is that it’s temporary and you need to be looking for work in order to be able to get off of unemployment and obviously work because that’s what we want everyone to do. Well, when COVID hit, it was a disaster, so we suspended those job search requirements.

“We absolutely could put more people to work, the demand is there, businesses want to hire more people and I think we’ll be able to go in that direction very soon.”

The Times noted that Florida’s unemployment rate was 4.7% in March compared to 13.8% in April 2020 when the pandemic forced many business to close.

Under President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue package the government is supplementing weekly jobless benefits by $300 a week. The figure is in addition to the average state unemployment payment of about $340.

Larry Kudlow, who served as a top economic adviser under former President Donald Trump, has said that Biden’s economic relief package discourages some people from trying to find work.

During an interview on Fox News, Kudlow maintained a lot of economists on both side of the aisle believe “the more unemployment insurance you poke out, the more unemployment you’re going to have. And, secondly, the longer the unemployment insurance lasts, then the longer unemployment is going to last.”

And Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wants to know what the Labor Department is doing to combat and detect fraud and abuse of enhanced federal unemployment benefits.

He made his request in a Wednesday letter to Larry Turner, acting inspector general for the Labor Department.

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Biden Leaves Word ‘God’ Out of National Day of Prayer



The White House issued a proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, but President Joe Biden left out “God.”

Fox News noted the glaring omission of any reference to God in Biden’s prepared remarks.

The administration of former President Barack Obama mentioned “God” in the proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, Fox News reported.

Biden references Americans’ “many religions and belief systems” and the “power of prayer.”

“Throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance,” Biden’s proclamation began. “Prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements — including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans. Prayer is also a daily practice for many, whether it is to ask for help or strength, or to give thanks over blessings bestowed.”

It was noted by Fox News that Biden used God in his in-person remarks, crediting the vaccine development “by the grace of God.”

Former President Trump mentioned “God” 5 times in 2017, 5 times in 2018, 7 times in 2019, and 11 times in 2020, while Obama referenced God twice in his 2011 proclamation, Fox News reported.

“Let us pray for the police officers, firefighters and other first responders who put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect their fellow citizens,” Obama said in 2011, according to Fox News. “And let us ask God for the sustenance and guidance for all of us to meet the great challenges we face as a Nation.

“I invite all citizens of our Nation, as their own faith or conscience directs them, to join me in giving thanks for the many blessings we enjoy, and I ask all people of faith to join me in asking God for guidance, mercy and protection for our Nation,” Obama said.

The National Day of Prayer has traditionally been the first Thursday in May.

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Trump Blasts Facebook, Twitter, Google Actions as ‘Total Disgrace’



Former President Donald Trump fired back at the world’s social media giants Wednesday, after Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the site’s decision to suspend his account.

Trump said the actions of Facebook, Twitter and Google are a “total disgrace” and the tech companies should pay a political price.

“What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country,” Trump said in a statement accusing the companies of violating his free speech rights.

“Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before. The People of our Country will not stand for it!

“These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.”

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