New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is directly responsible for the deaths of 15,000 nursing home residents who he sent back to nursing facilities after they had tested positive for COVID, thus carrying the virus with them that spread throughout nursing facilities. Conservatives have been saying that for months; liberals are just realizing that now.
While Florida Governor DeSantis gets piled on by the media for opening the Sunshine State, Andrew Cuomo gets plaudits and even published a book titled American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Let the irony of this title sink in for a moment…
The media celebrates Cuomo, even going as far as awarding him an Emmy and praising his book about coronavirus leadership, despite the fact this his decisions have directly led to more coronavirus deaths than any other state in the Union.
Governor Cuomo ordered nursing home residents to their deaths and then blamed…you guessed it…the Trump administration for his incompetence. Way to be a statesman, Andrew.
The coward Cuomo had the audacity to utter the following statement: “But who cares — 33 [percent], 29 [percent] — died in the hospital, died in a nursing home? They died.”
The story of the Cuomo nursing home coverup just took an even uglier turn. According to one of Cuomo’s top aides, the governor’s office refused to release nursing home COVID data because they feared prosecution from the Department of Justice.
Naturally, she blamed Trump because he was the one that brought attention to Cuomo’s inhumane nursing home policy on Twitter.
The bombshell report was published in the pages of the New York Post, which reported the following:
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing home death toll from COVID-19 — telling them ‘we froze’ out of fear that the true numbers would ‘be used against us’ by federal prosecutors, The Post has learned.
The stunning admission of a coverup was made by secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa during a video conference call with state Democratic leaders in which she said the Cuomo administration had rebuffed a legislative request for the tally in August because ‘right around the same time, [then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football,’ according to an audio recording of the two-hour-plus meeting.
‘He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes,’ DeRosa said. ‘He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Gov. Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Gov.] Gretchen Whitmer.”
In addition to attacking Cuomo’s fellow Democratic governors, DeRosa said, Trump ‘directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us.’
‘And basically, we froze,’ she told the lawmakers on the call.’”
Really? You guys froze?
This from the guy who wrote a book about leadership during the pandemic. Strong leaders don’t freeze under pressure—they excel and do the right thing.
No, Cuomo was worried about saving his own butt. This was never about protecting New Yorkers; this was about avoiding personal embarrassment and possibly a federal and state investigation.
How dumb does he think the people of his state are? If they knew these facts, he would have been castigated by New Yorkers and might have suffered a similar fate to what California Governor Gavin Newsom is facing right now—a potential recall.
The people who most needed protection from the China Virus were seniors, particularly those in nursing homes. 15,000 nursing home residents are now dead, due in large part to the incompetence and immoral actions of Governor Cuomo.
He put his own personal interests ahead of the lives of elderly New Yorkers and their loved ones were denied the truth.
Well, now that the truth has been exposed, it is time for Cuomo to resign and to be prosecuted for obstructing justice.
If this calamity isn’t worthy of a forced resignation, there is nothing that is.
For the good of the residents of New York, Governor Cuomo must resign …immediately! New Yorkers deserve better than what he’s offering.