With his reputation in tatters and his political career teetering on the precipice, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) fall from grace may lead to all sorts of personal upheaval – including the need to find someplace to call home, as Fox News reports.
Though the embattled governor has long been facing allegations of sexual misconduct as well as probes of his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the heat was turned up considerably on Cuomo last week when New York Attorney General Letitia James released a report detailing investigatory findings that his conduct toward multiple women was in violation of state and federal law.
As such, there is increased speculation that, despite his legendary political tenacity, Cuomo will face impeachment proceedings that may result in his removal from office, something which could effectively leave him out on the street with no place to live.
Fox News notes that based on information available via public record, Cuomo does not own any real estate in his own name, a fact which, if he is forced to vacate the executive residence in the state capital of Albany, could create significant inconvenience for the self-admitted hugger.
Cuomo’s last private place of residence was a Mount Kisco home in which he co-habited with television personality and then-girlfriend Sandra Lee, and even that property was titled in her name, not his. The governor vacated the house amid their break-up, and Lee sold the home last year for a reported $1.85 million.
Though he has stubbornly refused to resign from office, despite all of the controversies encircling him over the past year, a growing number of commentators believe that he may not be able to survive this latest one.
According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, a staggering 70% of voters in New York believe Cuomo should resign, and more than half of respondents also believe he should be charged with a crime over the allegations of sexual impropriety, as CNBC noted.
The same poll revealed that more than 60% of New York voters believe that if Cuomo continues to rebuff calls for his resignation, he should be formally impeached by the legislature and booted from office.
As Fox News noted, however, even if Cuomo’s political fortunes continue their precipitous collapse, he could always bunk in with brother and similarly controversial CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who owns an impressive Hamptons bolthole, or he might take refuge with his 89-year-old mom at her place on Sutton Place South in the Big Apple.