ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- After the bombshell report looking into the Cuomo administration's handling of COVID-19 and nursing homes, Republicans in Albany are once again calling for the Governor to be stripped of his emergency powers.

O’Mara, who serves as the top Republican on the Senate Investigations Committee, said, “It’s clear that Governor Cuomo has abused his emergency powers, thwarted legislative oversight, engaged in a cover-up and has extorted at least one member of the Legislature who has dared to speak out. But the Senate Democrat supermajority still remains afraid to take any meaningful action to immediately, fully and effectively restore the Legislature’s decision- making authority and responsibility. Now they want to hide behind yet another Commission so they can go on avoiding responsibility and continue protecting the Cuomo administration.”

Over the past year lawmakers in the Senate have tried to advance legislation more than a dozen times to repeal Cuomo's emergency powers, but Senator O'Mara says Democrats keeping stalling the issue.