New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s web of lies is slowly being undone thanks to an effort to expose what happened in nursing homes during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
There had been suspicion for months that the nursing home death toll may have been fudged in the state, largely in part due to a state directive that allowed for coronavirus patients to be in the facilities, despite the elderly being the most likely group to die from the virus.
An investigation conducted by New York Attorney General Letitia James revealed that over 15 thousand New Yorkers died in nursing homes as opposed to the originally reported eight thousand. Since the findings have been released, Cuomo’s house of cards has quickly been toppling.
A report by New York Attorney General Letitia James says that a survey of dozens of nursing homes suggests the number of residents who died of COVID-19 could be a huge undercount. https://t.co/lonPnzQO8q
— ProPublica (@propublica) February 4, 2021
The reasoning Cuomo gave for not stopping the order until May was lousy at best, suggesting that hospital capacity played a major role in placing the patients into these homes. But this claim has been debunked by the fact that a naval hospital ship in the waters off New York City was there to alleviate the pressure.
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 31, 2020
Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim has been working with Democrats and Republicans to impeach Cuomo for the scandal, with Kim describing the governor as abusive and is calling for urgent action to finally hold him accountable.
Cuomo abused his powers to hide life and death information from the Department of Justice that prevented lawmakers from legislating – like fully repealing corporate immunity for nursing homes. That is an impeachable offense.https://t.co/rDypzw460C
— Ron T. Kim (@rontkim) February 22, 2021
So how did Cuomo get away with it at first and why is action only being taken nearly a year later?
The left and majority of the media propped him up as a martyr in the early days of the pandemic, making the behind-the-scenes action irrelevant. Americans have a passion for creating false gods, and this is another tragic example.
If you thought his honorary Emmy award and the term “Cuomosexual” being coined was obnoxious, perhaps the most pompous example by the governor and his posse was his book regarding “Lessons in Leadership,” which was released in the fall. Seems a bit premature, don’t you think?
When people deify and worship politicians, especially in times of crisis, something is always bound to go wrong. In the case of Democratic politicians, especially due to the media being in their corner, idolatry walks in and accountability exits the building.
This is easily one of the most disturbing political scandals to occur with state leaders in the United States, and urgent action needs to be taken to assure Cuomo and anyone else that helped cover this up is held responsible.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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