New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continued to deflect blame over his state’s catastrophic nursing home policies this week; saying the Republicans tried to “politicize” an order from the Department of Health.
“You have said that the reason you did not provide this data is because you feared the data would be used politically against you,” pressed one reporter.
“No, No! Don’t tell me what I said! The Republicans politicized an order that was put out by the State Department of Health on March 25th. It was from a medical point of view. They wanted to blame nursing home deaths on that order,” said Cuomo.
“That’s not how it got into the nursing homes!” concluded the Governor.
Watch Cuomo’s comments above.
Bill De Blasio Says Andrew Cuomo Must Resign, ‘Can No Longer Serve as Governor’
Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio called-on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign from office Thursday; saying he “can no longer serve” as two scandals spiral out of control.
“It is disgusting to me, and he can no longer serve as governor,” de Blasio said during a press briefing.
Breaking: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after the sixth allegation of sexual misconduct surfaced.
— Mike Brest (@MikeBrestDC) March 11, 2021
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 11, 2021
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 11, 2021
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COVERING FOR CUOMO: Hosts at MSNBC, CNN Totally IGNORE Cuomo Nursing Home Bombshell
Primetime anchors and guests at CNN and MSNBC completely ignored New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s escalating nursing home scandal Thursday night; despite a bombshell report he intentionally hid damaging statistics from federal authorities.
“A top Cuomo aide to told leading state Democratic lawmakers that the administration had withheld data on COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes to avoid federal scrutiny, according to a bombshell New York Post report. The revelation prompted condemnations and even talk of impeachment in Albany, the state’s capital. Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., wants the Department of Justice to open an obstruction of justice investigation. However, CNN and MSNBC didn’t feel it was newsworthy enough to crack their primetime coverage,” reports Fox News.
Transcripts show the words “nursing homes” and “Andrew Cuomo” were not mentioned even once between the hours of 8 and 11pm on both MSNBC and CNN.
“We were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation,” a senior aide to Cuomo admitted during a teleconference with lawmakers.
“The second most powerful person in state government and top aide to Gov. Cuomo admitted on video to the premeditated and willful violation of state laws and what clearly amounts to federal obstruction of justice,” said state GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy. “Andrew Cuomo has abused his power and destroyed the trust placed in the office of governor. Prosecution and impeachment discussions must begin right away.”
Read the full report at Fox News.