Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) MP on Friday turned against Democratic Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo in support of an investigation into his handling of the coronavirus in New York State nursing homes.
AOC turns on Cuomo
"I support the return of our state to equal governance and stand by our local officials calling for a full investigation into the Cuomo government's handling of nursing homes during COVID-19," Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement.
"Thousands of New Yorkers at risk were killed in nursing homes during the pandemic," she added. "Your loved ones and the public deserve response and transparency from your elected leadership, and the Secretary to the Governor's Remarks warrants a full investigation."
The FBI and U.S. attorney in Brooklyn opened investigations into the Cuomo administration after one of its top advisors privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the nursing home's data and admitted that officials were on trial Concerns "frozen" were that the numbers "could be used against us". in a federal investigation, according to the New York Post.
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New York lawmakers turn Cuomo on
New York state legislature has since called for the emergency powers granted to Cuomo during the coronavirus pandemic to be removed from him.
"While COVID-19 has tested the boundaries of our people and our state – and at the onset of the pandemic, is requiring the government to restructure decision-making to make quick and necessary public health judgments – it is clear that the expanded emergency powers that Governor grants are no longer appropriate, "the legislature said in a statement.
"As the executive's power to issue guidelines expires on April 30, we urge the Senate to move forward as soon as possible and pass a repeal," they continued.
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Rich Azzorpardi, a spokesman for Cuomo, said in a brief statement this week, “As we have publicly stated, the DOJ has been investigating this for months. We have worked with them and will continue to do so. "
Cuomo has been hailed by the liberal media and the entertainment world for his leadership during COVID-19 for much of last year. His followers suddenly became very quiet when this scandal came to light.
This piece was written by James Samson on February 20th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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