The problems for embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo keeping piling on. The Democrat tried to smooth things over this week, by releasing an “apology” over the many sexual harassment allegations throw at him. He did not admit to actually doing anything wrong, nor is he willing to resign. Like a good Democrat, he is trying to push the blame aside and refuse to cop to the truth.
But interestingly enough, he did not bother to address the weightier allegations that could take down his career—and put him in jail. The FBI continues to investigate the possible cover-up of nursing home deaths. We still haven’t forgotten that Cuomo’s top aide admitted they tried to hide the high number of deaths—to prevent scrutiny over the governor’s policy.
Now, we are discovering his people altered a report in July to hide the deaths.
The report had been written by state health officials and contained the number of nursing home residents who passed away in the pandemic. But that figure of more than 9,000 was not public information by that time in June, according to the Times, which reported that according to interviews and documents they had reviewed, the aides rewrote the report to remove the death count. [Source: Just the News]
Why would state health officials rewrite a report to remove the staggering number of deaths in nursing homes back in July? Did they think they would be held accountable for the deaths? I don’t think so, but anything’s possible.
More likely, they were trying to protect Cuomo, who had signed an order forcing infected patients back into nursing homes. That decision probably contributed to many more COVID infections among the most vulnerable, leading to that shocking death toll.
With that news beginning to circulate, it seems the heat continues to increase for Cuomo. The state’s Senate Majority Leader is now mulling a Cuomo resignation.
During an interview aired on Thursday’s broadcast of Spectrum News Capital Region Albany’s “Capital Tonight,” New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) stated that if any more people come forward with allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) “I would think it would be time for him to resign.” [Source: Breitbart]
Stewart-Cousins might have been referring to additional sexual harassment claims. But this report further underscores a shocking scandal that is the direct result of Cuomo’s own decisions. That is much worse, considering the number of people who died because of his possible mandates.
Would Stewart-Cousins think this is enough for him to step down? It might depend on public outcry. Thousands of mothers, fathers, grandparents, and friends are dead, who might have otherwise survived. Cuomo required sick people to return to nursing homes, increasing the odds of more infections. Then, his office tried to cover it all up, so he could write a book about how great he was.
If that doesn’t get New Yorkers’ blood boiling, I’m not sure much else will.