New York’s Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo is staring down an existential political crisis.
Cuomo is even facing allegations his conduct may have been criminal.
And now Andrew Cuomo could end up in prison after the secret this Democrat exposed.
Andrew Cuomo did himself no favors with an arrogant, falsehood-filled press conference where Cuomo deflected blame for coronavirus deaths in nursing homes after Cuomo mandated these facilities take in COVID patients.
The New York Attorney General released a report revealing that Cuomo’s administration concealed the true number of nursing home deaths by several thousand.
And Cuomo’s top aide admitted to Democrats they covered up this information because they were afraid of the Justice Department bringing criminal charges.
Against this ghastly set of facts,Cuomo infuriated Democrats and Republicans in New York with his performance where Cuomo indicated it was the fault of staff and family members for bringing coronavirus into nursing homes.
New York Assemblyman Ron Kim of Queens tore into Cuomo in an appearance on Fox News declaring that Cuomo lied his way through his press conference.
“It took us almost two months before the governor decided to change. In fact, a month later, at a press conference, he said he didn’t know about it. He lied. Just like he’s lying right now to today’s press conference about sending notices to the Assembly and Senate that we knew about the Department of Justice investigation. We were not informed, we were not told there was an investigation in August,” Kim began.
Kim claimed Cuomo lied when the governor claimed he alerted members of the state legislature to the fact that the Justice Department was investigating New York State for coronavirus deaths in nursing homes.
Assemblyman Kim explained that the charges were so serious that an outside entity—a commission, the State Attorney General or the federal government—needed to investigate Cuomo’s action in this matter.
“If there’s nothing to hide, why didn’t they just hand over the information when we asked for it? The information was available. They could have just disclosed it. But they chose not to. … I do believe we need a thorough investigation, whether that be [an] independent commission or the attorney general or the federal government. And that needs to happen as soon as possible,” Kim concluded.
Cuomo has faced an ever-growing chorus of voices accusing him and his aides of obstructing justice by refusing to turn over documents to both the state legislature and the Department of Justice regarding the governor’s order mandating long-term care facilities accept COVID-19 patients.
Assemblyman Kim’s revelations that Cuomo allegedly lied to the legislature will only add fuel to that fire.
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