Cuomo faces bipartisan condemnation, calls for resignation following latest nursing home revelations

  • Cuomo faces bipartisan condemnation, calls for resignation following latest nursing home revelations

Cuomo faces bipartisan condemnation, calls for resignation following latest nursing home revelations

He went on to repeatedly say the "void" they created was filled with "skepticism, cynicism, and conspiracy theories".

Outrage is growing over the fact that as the surging death toll in nursing homes was being questioned, Chris Cuomo continuously treated his brother with kid gloves on his CNN show, "Cuomo Prime Time", largely avoiding the scandal and instead carrying out playful on-air conversations with him.

Cuomo argued a "toxic political environment" has contributed to the backlash against his administration in recent days. "While the introduction of COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes no doubt had an effect on infection spread, Caputo's statement suggests it was exclusively responsible".

Criticism intensified after Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa admitted during a private call that the administration withheld data requested by New York State legislatures because they anxious it could be "used against us" by the Justice Department under then-President Donald Trump.

Revelations regarding the withheld data triggered a bipartisan outcry, with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio among the local lawmakers who have called for Cuomo to be stripped of his emergency powers. The governor said his team "paused" a state request for data in order to focus on fulfilling the Justice Department's request.

In addition to running cover for Cuomo, painting his deadly policy as simply seeking to "free up hospital beds", the article also made a point to further scrutinize Caputo's tweet by noting it is unclear "how numerous dead were grandmothers and grandfathers".

"Last August", Cuomo said, "DOJ sent a letter to Democratic governors, four of them, NY, NJ, MI, PA. asking for information on public nursing homes".

"Covid did not get into the nursing homes by people coming from hospitals".

The article also claims that while Cuomo urged the return of recovering patients to their respective care facilities, "state and federal rules didn't force nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients, but many of them believed they had no other choice". "They were answering DOJ and nursing homes in the hospitals were also in the middle of hell and in the middle of a pandemic and they were scrambling and they were managing a crisis", the governor said.