The Cuomo administration has covered up nursing home COVID-19 death data state of New York. The reason for the cover up was because of a pending federal probe. A group of Democratic Senators want Gov. Andrew Cuomo stripped of his emergency authority to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
“While COVID-19 has tested the limits of our people and state — and, early during the pandemic, required the government to restructure decision making to render rapid, necessary public health judgments — it is clear that the expanded emergency powers granted to the Governor are no longer appropriate,” the 14 lawmakers said in a prepared statement. reports the New York Post.
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) harshly criticized the governor, in this statement- “Crucial information should never be withheld from entities that are empowered to pursue oversight.”
Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to Governor Cuomo held a private conference telling Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that the Cuomo administration withheld the state’s total nursing home death numbers fearing the death count numbers would “be used against us” by the feds.
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) —called for Cuomo to resign. She sent a letter to the US Justice Department requesting that it look into The Post’s expose and “the potentially criminal actions of Governor Cuomo and his administration.