12 February, 2021

Andrew Cuomo Needs to Go to Prison—For a Very Long Time

Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa admits they hid nursing home data from feds (nypost.com)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s [(D-NY)] top aide privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing home death toll from COVID-19 — telling them “we froze” out of fear that the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors, The Post has learned.

The stunning admission of a coverup was made by secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa during a video conference call with state Democratic leaders in which she said the Cuomo administration had rebuffed a legislative request for the tally in August because “right around the same time, [then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football,” according to an audio recording of the two-hour-plus meeting.

I don’t think it was President Donald Trump (R-USA) that turned it into a “giant political football”. I think that was done by others. But it doesn’t matter. Did you lie about the death toll or not? And to whom?

Even the Democrats in New York are unhappy about this.

‘Betrayal Of Public Trust’: Cuomo Faces Calls For ‘Accountability,’ Resignation After Top Aide Admits Cover-Up | The Daily Wire

“I’ve seen enough. We need real accountability for this,” Democratic state Sen. Julia Salazar tweeted Thursday.

“This is a betrayal of the public trust,” Democratic state Sen. Andrew Gounardes added. “There needs to be full accountability for what happened, and the legislature needs to reconsider its broad grant of emergency powers to the governor.”

Cuomo has been probably the worst governor in America at handling the China Virus crisis. He was held up as some kind of superhero by the media, but that case is finally collapsing. Eventually someone points out that the Emperor has no clothes. This is awfully late coming, but at least it’s coming.

Melissa DeRosa's admission on nursing home coverup sparks calls for probe (nypost.com)

“Governor Cuomo, the Secretary to the Governor, and his senior team must be prosecuted immediately – both by the Attorney General of New York State and the U.S. Department of Justice,” US Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) wrote in a statement.

“This bombshell admission of a coverup and the remarks by the Secretary to the Governor indicating intent to obstruct any federal investigation is a stunning and criminal abuse of power,” Stefanik continued.

I’m glad the heat is on. Democrats have an amazing ability to weather almost any storm though. We shall see.

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