Impeachment investigation launched into Andrew Cuomo -- by New York Democrats

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Thursday began the process of impeaching Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Heastie, a Democrat said, "I am authorizing the Assembly Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment investigation, led by Chair Charles D. Lavine, to examine allegations of misconduct against Governor Cuomo."

"The reports of accusations concerning the governor are very serious," Heastie said. "The committee will have the authority to interview witnesses, subpoena documents and evaluate evidence, as is allowed by the New York State Constitution. I have the utmost faith that Assemblymember Lavine and the members of the committee will conduct an expedious, full and thorough investigation."