“It’s all a political charade, and it’s an ugly one frankly, to talk about a number of deaths and suggest there was politics added.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to put people infected with Coronavirus into nursing homes caused thousands of deaths. It will be remembered as one of the worst decisions made during this pandemic.
It’s shocking that he would brush this off as politics, but that’s just what he’s done.
Zack Budryk reports at The Hill:
Cuomo calls blaming his office for nursing home deaths a ‘political charade’
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday denied his office was at fault for the coronavirus deaths of more than 6,000 nursing home residents in the state, calling such accusations a “political charade.”
Cuomo defended his office’s response to the pandemic during an interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle.
“Yes, we had more people die in nursing homes than anywhere else, because we had more people die, because the federal government missed the boat and never told us this virus was coming from Europe and not from China,” Cuomo said. “And January, February, March, before they did the European travel ban, 3 million people came from Europe and brought the virus to New York and the federal government didn’t know and the federal government and the CDC and all of them failed to handle this pandemic and warn this nation.”
“So, New York had more cases, more deaths, and more deaths in nursing home because that’s who the virus affects. It affects senior citizens, we know that. You look at any state and they had a tremendous number of deaths in nursing homes,” he added. “It’s all a political charade, and it’s an ugly one frankly, to talk about a number of deaths and suggest there was politics added.”
Here’s the clip:
"Republicans…are playing politics."@NYGovCuomo doesn't take responsibility for New York's nursing home deaths.
He blames the federal response and calls the Congressional investigation a "political charade." pic.twitter.com/glKFU3lodz
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 22, 2020
The liberal media knows that Cuomo is a potential future Democrat presidential candidate, so they gush over him whenever possible and certainly won’t do anything to damage him, especially at the network where his brother works.
Brian Flood reports at FOX News:
CNN continues to give Gov. Cuomo a pass on New York’s nursing home controversy
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to get a pass from CNN when it comes to his state’s nursing home controversy, despite often being accused of failing to protect nursing home residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
The liberal network has acquired a reputation for conducting softball interviews with Cuomo, the older brother of CNN host Chris Cuomo. The latest example came on Monday when the Democratic governor chatted with CNN hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto for nine minutes without anyone mentioning the nursing home controversy, according to Mediaite.
“The duo began the nine-minute interview – which also included questions about police reform and vote-by-mail efforts – by asking about the state’s reopening process. Cuomo used the opportunity to tout improvement in numbers related to the coronavirus in New York, saying he was a ‘slave to the science,’” Mediaite’s Rudy Takala wrote.
Here’s that clip:
“I would consider states with the highest transmission rate, that if somebody comes from that state to New York… they quarantine themselves to make sure they are not spreading it,” @NYGovCuomo says about a spike in Covid-19 cases in Florida and other states pic.twitter.com/guyHbOe0jg
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) June 22, 2020
Notice how Cuomo accuses everyone else of politicizing the virus, as he does just that.DONATE
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