Thousands of deaths were caused in New York by Andrew Cuomo’s decision to require nursing homes to accept patients infected with Coronavirus.
When asked about this during a recent interview, he dismissed criticism as a ‘political charade.’
What an outrageous thing to say about such a serious issue.
The Hill reports:
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 video:
"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
You have to wonder how the family members of the people who died feel about Cuomo’s words.
They’d have every right to be angry.