Rep. Stefanik Calls for DOJ Probe of NY Gov. Cuomo's COVID Actions

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) blamed the staff of NY nursing homes for the record high death toll that has dominated news headlines amid the pandemic.

The report noted that the Office of the Attorney General "asked 62 nursing homes for information about on-site and in-hospital deaths from COVID-19 for the week of March 1 to the date of the facility's response, which varied from the week of April 12 to July 19".

"I mean, it doesn't work that way - so I understand fully how hard it has been and I want to make sure people have all the facts, the facts, the information".

While the article admits that Cuomo's fatal advisory faced scrutiny from multiple people and went against recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the author used a faulty report conducted by the state's Health Department and Cuomo, who claimed last summer that the state did nothing wrong and that most of the patients returned to nursing homes "were no longer contagious when admitted and therefore were not a source of infection".

On Monday, Cuomo did not refer to Trump by name when he was talking about the "toxic political environment", but it was clear that's who he was talking about.

Caputo wrote shortly after Cuomo spoke on the first night of the Democratic National Convention.

"We should have done a better job of providing as much information as we could as quickly as we could", he said.

During a Monday interview on Fox News Channel's "The Faulkner Focus", Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) slammed "bully" Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) for his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic in his state.

The governor said that of 613 NY nursing homes, 365 received a person from a hospital.

"All the deaths in the nursing homes and in the hospitals were always fully publicly and accurately reported", Cuomo claimed.

"I get these are hard decisions, but otherwise people die, and these decisions should not be politicized".

"These decisions are not political decisions", Cuomo said. He said both chambers of the state Legislature were told about this at the time. "The void we created allowed disinformation and that created more anxieties for the families of loved ones". I take responsibility. We should have provided more information faster. And state assembly should issue subpoenas immediately, and I want the Department of Justice to launch an independent investigation.

The Governor's major excuse for the failure of his Administration to provide accurate, timely information to the public was, 'We were busy.' This is a pathetic response coming from a man who had the time to publish and promote a book about his pandemic response while New Yorkers clamored for the truth.



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