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    Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that restaurants across most of New York state will be able to welcome indoor diners at 75 percent capacity later this month - but has left the hard-hit Big Apple stuck at 35 percent. The governor said Sunday he was upping capacity from 50 percent to 75 percent everywhere other than New York City from March 19 as cases, deaths and hospitalizations fall across the state and the vaccination rollout continues.  The move came the same day Cuomo signed a bill stripping himself of his emergency executive powers amid the growing sexual harassment and nursing home deaths scandal. Cuomo is facing mounting calls to resign from State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and almost 50 New York Democrats after five women have now come forward with allegations of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, this week he was also forced to deny claims that his aides massaged the data...
    The editorial board of the Albany Times-Union, which has endorsed Andrew Cuomo for governor three times, called on the New York Democrat to resign from office Saturday for his misleading statements about coronavirus-related nursing home deaths. “First Gov. Andrew Cuomo hid the truth about deaths of nursing home residents from the public. Then his administration lied about why. Then, pretending to come clean, it lied about why it lied,” the editorial board wrote in a scathing takedown. “Enough,” the editors added. “Mr. Cuomo has squandered the public’s trust at a time when it’s needed more than ever.” Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health have come under fire following a series of revelations about the administration’s efforts to block the release of data regarding coronavirus cases and deaths in the state’s nursing homes. On March 25, the administration released an advisory that required nursing homes to admit residents...
    Several cohosts on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News panel show “The Five” took aim at Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, criticizing him over sexual misconduct allegations and the number of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19 in his state. Dagen McDowell referred to Cuomo as a “steaming dirtbag” while cohosts Greg Gutfeld and Jesse Watters voiced similar opinions. Juan Williams, however, pivoted to criticize Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. (RELATED: ‘No Skin In The Game’: Greg Gutfeld Bashes Leaders, Media For Exempting Themselves And Attacking Texas) WATCH: “It’s amazing that the cover-up was all about this book,” Gutfeld began. “It’s like they didn’t want the dead to interfere with his successful book launch. Like imagine in May 1912, we are doing a book on the captain of the Titanic but don’t mention the incident with the iceberg, it will make him really unhappy.” Gutfeld went...
    “Chris Cuomo should never have been allowed to interview his brother,” writes the far-left Poynter. “With Gov. Cuomo now embroiled in controversy, CNN’s credibility is taking a hit.” Gee, ya’ think? Well, where the hell were you at the time? Where were you when Chris Cuomo was using his CNNLOL primetime hour to lionize his brother for a presidential run, to cover up the governor’s lethal nursing home policies, and then to cover up his brother’s lies about his deadly nursing home policy by blaming it on Trump? And where the hell were you when Chris Cuomo was infected with the China virus and supposed to be in quarantine, but was caught running around the Hamptons with no mask on? Where the hell were you when Cuomo was caught staging his fake emergence from quarantine? Poynter wants to pose as a keeper of ethics in journalism, but only now can this...
    By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — A Paris court is holding a hearing Wednesday in a class-action effort to hold French health authorities and companies accountable after thousands with the virus died in nursing homes, and families were locked out and left in the dark about what was happening to their isolated loved ones. The hearing is a first step in likely a years-long legal marathon. Families hope it shines a light on what went wrong last year as the virus devastated France’s oldest generation and deprived their children and grandchildren of a chance to help or even say goodbye. “We want to ensure that mistakes aren’t repeated, that someone is held responsible,” said plaintiff Sabrina Deliry, who has mobilized families around France since her mother’s Paris nursing home was first locked down a year ago. The hearing Wednesday involves a special measure to demand access to documents...
    PARIS (AP) — A Paris court is holding a hearing Wednesday in a class-action effort to hold French health authorities and companies accountable after thousands with the virus died in nursing homes, and families were locked out and left in the dark about what was happening to their isolated loved ones. The hearing is a first step in likely a years-long legal marathon. Families hope it shines a light on what went wrong last year as the virus devastated France’s oldest generation and deprived their children and grandchildren of a chance to help or even say goodbye. “We want to ensure that mistakes aren’t repeated, that someone is held responsible,” said plaintiff Sabrina Deliry, who has mobilized families around France since her mother’s Paris nursing home was first locked down a year ago. The hearing Wednesday involves a special measure to demand access to documents or other material involving decisions...
    A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist announced plans to sue Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for the release of nursing home coronavirus data.  Longtime reporter Charlie LeDuff announced on Twitter that he and the Mackinac Center, a Michigan-based free market think tank, are "preparing a lawsuit" against the Democratic governor.  LeDuff – who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for his work with the New York Times – said Whitmer "refuses to turn over COVID death data and accurate nursing home numbers to the public." "All the way to the Supreme Court, Madam," LeDuff wrote in the tweet before thanking the Mackinac Center for taking up their court case. Whitmer's office didn't immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment on LeDuff's planned lawsuit.  The governor has come under fire recently for her handling of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.  Several Republican state legislators recently called for a "full investigation" into Whitmer’s actions...
    Saturday Night Live has mocked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's nursing home and sex harassment scandal a week after the comedy show was criticized for  ignoring allegations that his office covered up thousands of nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. The show's cold open took aim at the chaotic rollout of the COVID vaccine with Kate McKinnon playing the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. The show spoofed a game show titled So You Think You Can Get a Vaccine in which three state governors were judges who had to decide whether contestants who wanted the coronavirus vaccine were eligible or not. SNL's cold open mocked Dr. Anthony Fauci and the COVID vaccine rollout plan The skit took aim at behavior of the California Governor Gavin Newsom, left, New York's Andrew Cuomo, center and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, pictured right Hello and welcome to So You Think...
    A GUN store owner has paid for a giant billboard calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo's impeachment amid fury over the number of Covid deaths in nursing homes. Brian Olesen purchased the massive sign which shows a picture of the embattled Democrat along with the message "IMPEACH!" in huge red letters. 2A giant billboard simply reading 'IMPEACH!' has appeared in New YorkCredit: WYNT The flashing electronic billboard has been catching the eyes of motorists along Interstate 787 since Tuesday, reports the NYPost. Olesen said: "The purpose is to demand that he be held accountable for the mass deaths at the nursing homes. "Our original message was ‘He lied, they died,’ but the billboard company rejected it.” His store, American Shooter Supply, is forking out the $8,5000 monthly bill for the gigantic advertisement. The billboard's launch comes as Cuomo continues to be under fire over the number of deaths in...
    Don’t get mad, get a billboard. An Albany gun-store owner is venting his fury over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home scandal with a giant highway sign calling for his impeachment. “The purpose is to demand that he be held accountable for the mass deaths at the nursing homes,” Brian Olesen told The Post. “Our original message was ‘He lied, they died,’ but the billboard company rejected it.” The stark message — the word “Impeach!” in blood-red capital letters, next to a photo of the embattled governor — has been flashing on an electronic billboard along Interstate 787 just north of the state capital since Tuesday, Olesen said. “I can’t believe nobody defended these people that passed away and their families,” he said. “Where were our elected officials? How did they let this go on?” The billboard’s launch, sparked by a Cuomo aide’s admission that he had deliberately withheld the total...
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    Jim Acosta was met with 'CNN sucks' chants at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday before a conservative journalist confronted him over the network's coverage of Andrew Cuomo's nursing home and sexual harassment scandals. CNN correspondent Acosta was met with a raucous crowd of hecklers as he arrived to cover the four-day right-wing political event in Orlando, Florida.  Footage on social media shows the journalist being interrupted mid-interview by David Marcus, a correspondent for conservative magazine The Federalist, who harassed him over the reporting about the New York governor.  CPAC is being held from Thursday through Sunday with Donald Trump set to speak on the closing day in his first public appearance since leaving the White House and being impeached for a second time by the House.  Jim Acosta was confronted by a conservative journalist at CPAC over the network's coverage of Andrew Cuomo's nursing home and sexual harassment...
    Emmy organizers are facing demands to strip Andrew Cuomo of the 'farcical' award they gave him for his pandemic press briefings, DailyMail.com can reveal. In a letter sent Friday, 10 GOP representatives urged the president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS) to distance the group from Cuomo by rescinding his International Emmy Founders Award. In November, IATAS awarded Cuomo with an Emmy for his daily, televised press conferences providing an update on the developing coronavirus situation in one of the states most hard-hit by the pandemic – which the organizers called ‘masterful’ at the time. 'Rescinding Governor Cuomo's Emmy will not bring back the lives lost due to his deceit and reckless policies,' they wrote to Bruce Paisner. 'However, it would send a message to their surviving loved ones that IATAS sympathizes with their pain and stands with them in solidarity.' 'We urge you...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting some company on the hot seat over the handling of nursing homes and COVID-19 patients. Cuomo is among several Democratic governors who, in recent months, have mandated state nursing homes take in COVID-19 patients. Cuomo has been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats for it, but other state chief executives haven't until now received similar scrutiny, including Govs. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Phil Murphy of New Jersey, and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania. ELISE STEFANIK DEMANDS RESIGNATION OF 'CRIMINAL SEXUAL PREDATOR' ANDREW CUOMO The FBI and the U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York are investigating Cuomo and his administration after his top aide revealed two weeks ago that state officials allegedly hid the extent of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes when the administration was previously under investigation by the Justice Department for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Justice Department...
    Republican members on the House Oversight Committee are calling on Democratic Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney to subpoena Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to testify about the nursing home scandal, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Fox News. Ranking Republican Kentucky Rep. James Comer and all Republicans on the panel sent the letter to Maloney demanding she subpoena Cuomo so that the committee may “hear the truth, under oath, directly from Governor Cuomo,” according to Fox News. Republicans alleged Cuomo intentionally “engaged in a cover-up effecting those most vulnerable to COVID-19,” according to the report. “Additionally, we formally request a thorough investigation by the Oversight Committee,” the letter reportedly continued. “We owe it to the thousands of families who lost loved ones because of Governor Cuomo’s alleged recklessness.” The New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued an order in March that required nursing homes to accept...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be impeached over the nursing home scandal that saw state officials intentionally obscure the extent of the coronavirus’ death toll on the facilities, frequent critic and state Assemblyman Ron Kim wrote in an opinion piece published Monday. The Democrat-on-Democrat broadside came less than a week after Kim, of Queens, alleged that Cuomo called him while at home, threatening to “destroy” his political career unless he helped mitigate damage from the ballooning scandal. “It is time to be brave, to hold him accountable, to investigate his cover-up of nursing home information,” wrote Kim — whose uncle’s death in a New York City nursing home is suspected to be tied to the pandemic — in the piece for Newsweek. “It is time to undo the bad policies that led to unnecessary deaths. And it is time to start the impeachment process,” Kim wrote. The latest layer of...
    Senator Ted Cruz (R- TX) came under serious criticism in the past week for going to Cancun in the middle of Texas being hit by a devastating winter storm. He spoke to Sean Hannity last week about the controversy, and even admitted to Hannity he “had initially planned to stay through the weekend.” He jointed Hannity on Monday night to discuss the Senate confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland. But towards the end of the interview, Hannity brought up the controversy, comparing coverage of Cruz to coverage of Andrew Cuomo, the New York governor facing criticism and growing calls for an investigation over undercounting nursing home deaths. “You dropped off your daughters in Mexico, you came home in a day, probably less than a day,” Hannity said. He called out other media outlets for talking about Cruz but “barely mentioning” the scandal surrounding the New York governor, saying, “You’re like 24/7,...
    A New York assemblyman who accused Andrew Cuomo of berating him during a phone call, has penned an op-ed calling for the governor to be impeached over the COVID-19 nursing home scandal.  Earlier this month, Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo's secretary, unleashed a political firestorm when she admitted to state Democrats that the administration had deliberately hid data on the number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.  Days after that revelation, Assemblyman Ron Kim claimed that the governor made threats as part of an effort to get him to 'cover up' for DeRosa's admission.  Now, Kim is standing up to the governor and even wrote an op-ed for Newsweek calling for his impeachment.  'We cannot be numb to the fact that 15,000 people died in nursing homes under Governor Cuomo's watch,' Kim wrote.  New York Assemblyman Ron Kim (right) who accused Andrew Cuomo (left) of berating him during a phone call, has...
    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured a new Brooklyn mega site Monday in a push for members of the minority community to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but the nursing home scandal continues to dog him. Call it, escape from Albany. READ MORE: New Rapid COVID Testing Sites In New York City Expected To Accelerate Reopening Cuomo brought members of the faith community and lawmakers to eyeball preparations for a new site at Medgar Evers College that can administer up to 3,000 shots a day to people living in underserved communities, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC Vaccinations By Zip Code Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut book online here “Blacks died at twice the rate of whites....
    Bradley Cortright February 22, 2021 0 Comments New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is now facing a call for his impeachment over his administration’s handling of nursing homes from a member of his own party. In an op-ed published in Newsweek on Monday, New York Assemblyman Ron Kim (D) wrote, “By now, much of the world has seen New York’s Emmy-award winning governor and ‘COVID-19 hero’ Andrew Cuomo come under fire for New York’s growing nursing home scandal.” “And then, to cover his tracks, the Governor may have obstructed justice by suppressing life and death data from the Department of Justice; his office underestimated the number of nursing home deaths by up to fifty percent,” he added. New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) released a report last month that found Cuomo’s administration underreported the number of deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50%, as IJR reported. Kim noted...
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    Eleven New York State Democrats are seeking to censure Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) over his handling of data regarding coronavirus deaths in the state’s nursing homes. The New York Post reported Monday that seven of the 11 Democrat members behind the censure resolution represent New York City: The reasons for the proposed rebuke, as laid out in the resolution, include: Cuomo’s team undercounted COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] deaths of nursing home residents deaths in public reporting by up to 50 percent and the true data was only revealed after an investigative report by state Attorney General Leticia James pointed that out; The Cuomo administration “repeatedly stymied and refused” to comply with requests and hand over information about COVID-19 in nursing homes to state legislators — and admitted the stonewalling was “due to fear of” legal and political accountability” amid an investigation by the US Justice Department. That’s a reference to Secretary to the Governor...
    Eleven elected members of the New York State Democratic Party have submitted a resolution to censure Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his coronavirus nursing home scandal — including covering up the true number of deaths among nursing home residents from the killer virus, protecting medical facilities from legal liability for negligence and threatening lawmakers for criticizing his policies. The resolution is yet another headache for Cuomo in the mushrooming scandal. As governor, Cuomo is the de-facto head of New York’s Democratic Party. Democratic lawmakers in Albany have submitted legislation to curb Cuomo’s emergency powers and even accused him of obstruction of justice over nursing home death reporting — a claim he denies. Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, have proposed an impeachment commission to oust Cuomo, who is expected to run for a fourth term next year. And the state Senate on Monday is expected to pass a package of bills to bolster nursing...
    Saturday Night Live has ripped into Andrew Cuomo over nursing home deaths saying he's pushing to legalize marijuana because it will 'provide New Yorkers a safe, effective way to forget' about the scandal.  The Democrat is facing a federal investigation into whether his administration sought to hide the true toll of the pandemic.  In the 'Weekend Update' segment on the NBC show Michael Che referenced the growing scandal noting: 'Researchers studying the remains of a woolly mammoth have uncovered the world's oldest DNA sequence.  'In fact, it's so old Andrew Cuomo is covering up its death.' He added: 'New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, who looks like all three Goodfellas at once, said he hopes to legalize marijuana next month.  'Cuomo is hoping marijuana will provide New Yorkers a safe, effective way to forget about the nursing-home stuff.'  The governor announced plans to legalize marijuana, telling reporters last month: 'New York...
    Even Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s character on “Saturday Night Live” couldn’t bring himself to properly apologize for the scandal over New York’s nursing home death scandal. The unapologetic governor was played by Pete Davidson in the late-night comedy show’s latest episode, appearing alongside Aidy Bryant as embattled Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The pair of pols were both supposed to apologize to Chloe Fineman’s Britney Spears on a show called “Oops, You Did It Again” — with Cuomo’s notorious rage instead replacing any regrets. Davidson’s Cuomo initially even tried to ignore the nursing home scandal entirely, pretending he thought he was on the show for the “exciting” news that “indoor dining is back in New York!” After being admonished by Spears, Davidson’s Cuomo finally looked downcast as he conceded, “It’s because of the … nursing home stuff.” He then insisted inaccurate reporting of seniors’ COVID-19 deaths in New York was no...
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    Two Democratic governors initially praised for their response to COVID-19 are now facing a backlash over their handling of the disease nearly a year after it began.  Californians were outraged when they saw photos of Governor Gavin Newsom eating at exclusive Napa Valley restaurant French Laundry while parts of the state were under lockdown, feeding momentum for the recall effort against him.   In New York, the FBI and Brooklyn federal prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation over Governor Andrew Cuomo's nursing home policies after his administration hid the full number of COVID-19-related nursing home deaths for months.  Republicans and Democrats alike are outraged at him, and he's facing a possible rebuke from his own party and calls for his resignation from the GOP. Cuomo's troubles escalated in January after New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a report saying nursing home deaths "may have been undercounted." The Cuomo...
    This week’s Saturday Night Live opened with Aidy Bryant—sporting braids and unfortunate facial hair, while balancing rollaway luggage and a pina colada—mocking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for jetting off to Cancun while his home state of Texas is in the throes of a crisis that has left millions without power and dozens dead. Later in the night, the “Weekend Update” team of Colin Jost and Michael Che continued to pile on Cruz. “Well, if you hate Ted Cruz, this was a pretty fun week. And if you like Ted Cruz, you’re Ted Cruz,” cracked Jost, further describing how his “face is slowly being reclaimed by nature.” Then Che chimed in: “Cruz would’ve returned from Mexico even sooner but it took him like forty minutes to get out of a hammock.” But Che reserved his most stinging barbs for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who’s gotten into hot water recently for...
    (CNN)During New York's darkest pandemic days, Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged as one of the country's brightest political stars. His data-heavy daily news briefings became appointment television for millions of Americans searching for a steady hand and dose of empathy to counteract then-President Donald Trump's mixture of erratic, dangerous denialism. But Cuomo's image -- of a competent, hands-on executive -- has suffered a fierce blow over the past few weeks, following new revelations that his administration underreported the number of Covid deaths among New York nursing home patients, according to a state attorney general report, and then delayed sharing potentially damaging information with state lawmakers.Cuomo has denied any suggestion of wrongdoing and forcefully defended his top aides. He has also scrambled to contain the fallout through backchannels, leaning on some Democratic legislators in search of public support -- and, according to a few of them, issuing threats when his requests were...
    New Yorkers whose kin were killed by COVID-19 they contracted in nursing homes reacted with outrage to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s claim Friday that his critics were “causing pain to families who lost a loved one.” “We are sickened by Cuomo’s press conference,” said Vivian Zayas, founder of the Voices for Seniors advocacy group. “We weren’t sure if he was threatening families as we cry out for accountability and justice.” Zayas, whose mom, Ana Martinez, died of the coronavirus in Long Island nursing home, added: “The families who lost family members are the true New York strong. Cuomo is tone-deaf and should resign.” Danielle Messina, whose dad, Samuel Arbeeny, died of COVID-19 in a Staten Island nursing home, called Cuomo’s comments “ridiculous.” “It was his March 25 mandate, his order that was responsible for nursing home deaths. It spread like wildfire,” she said. “It’s common sense not to put sick, infected...
    New York’s top state legislators turned up the heat on Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday for stonewalling lawmakers over the total tally of nursing home residents killed by COVID-19. In nearly identical statements from their spokespeople, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-The Bronx) pushed back against Cuomo’s suggestion that they were OK with his administration withholding the data. “We understood there was a delay, but there was no agreement, nor were we asked to agree. We wanted information and we continued to push for the information,” Stewart-Cousins’ spokesman Mike Murphy said. “And unfortunately, we believed they would get us the information we requested.” Mike Whyland, the spokesman for Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie  (D-The Bronx), also said, “We didn’t agree to anything.” “We never stopped asking for the information and we were under the belief that we would get it, but unfortunately that...
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    Journalist Megyn Kelly tore into Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday as the governor continued to shrug off responsibility for the number of coronavirus patients who had died in nursing homes after his March 25 order. During a podcast episode with talk show host Eric Bolling, Kelly discussed how Cuomo reportedly threatened a New York Democrat who has been critical of the governor’s coronavirus management. (RELATED: Cuomo Administration Hid Nursing Home Deaths To Keep Feds In The Dark: Report) “This guy needs to be bounced out of office,” Kelly said. “It’s not a cancel culture thing. You have a corrupt, lying, cheating criminal at the top of the New York State Government. It is beyond time for the press to stop looking the other way.” “These politicians think they’re almighty, that they have all the power in the world…”@EricBolling and @MegynKelly on Gov. Cuomo and the growing scandal. Listen...
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    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced what he called "sweeping nursing home reform legislation" as controversy continues to swirl over his handling of data on COVID deaths in such facilities.It comes as the New York State Department of Health is slated to allow nursing homes to resume visitation. Cuomo said 73% of nursing home residents are vaccinated, and that visitors must take a rapid test that will be provided by the state before entry.He once again fired back at critics over his handling of the pandemic and the nursing homes in particular, calling the attacks purely political."We didn't fight back against lies and politics and distortions aggressively enough," he said. "I was not aggressive enough in knocking down the falsities...I won't make that mistake again."Watch more of Cuomo press conference addressing allegations:EMBED More News Videos He insists the state didn't cover up deaths but should have moved...
    Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is backing an investigation into the Andrew Cuomo administration over the growing scandal over nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo has come under intense bipartisan scrutiny — particularly from some New York Democrats — over the scandal. The governor has repeatedly insisted “all the deaths in the nursing homes and in the hospitals were always fully publicly and accurately reported,” though a report from New York State Attorney General Letitia James’ office said the nursing home deaths were seriously undercounted. There have been reports this week of an investigation already underway, but on Friday Ocasio-Cortez released a statement backing calls for a full investigation of the scandal. “I support our state’s return to co-equal governance and stand with our local officials calling for a full investigation of the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes during COVID-19,” the statement reads. “Thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers...
    NEW YORK State Republicans are looking to start an impeachment commission "to gather facts and evidence" regarding New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's "handling and subsequent cover-up of the COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes." The Assembly Republican Conference is looking into a possible impeachment move of the governor after a shocking admission by one of the governor's top aides showed the governor's administration hid numbers of Covid-19 related deaths in nursing homes across the state. 4New York State Republicans are looking to make a commission to impeach CuomoCredit: AP:Associated Press 4One of Cuomo's top aides admitted the state had hidden Covid-19 related nursing home deathsCredit: Reuters The ARC will be introducing a bill that will create a bipartisan panel that will be "examining the state’s method of administration and conduct in all matters relating to nursing homes and long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic." The committee will then have...
    Major news networks overwhelmingly focused on controversy surrounding Sen. Ted Cruz’s vacation plans while almost entirely ignoring a nursing home coronavirus death scandal involving New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Cuomo scandal received less than three minutes of coverage across the six most-watched shows on CNN and MSNBC compared to 46 minutes of coverage dedicated to Cruz’s much talked about trip to Mexico, according to Fox News. Additionally, ABC News spent less than a minute covering informing viewers of the federal investigation into the Cuomo scandal and dedicating almost four times more coverage on the negative optics of Cruz’s vacation. TREY GOWDY RIPS TED CRUZ’S TRIP TO CANCUN AND THE EXCUSE ABOUT HIS CHILDREN The Texas Republican has been slammed by many in the media for taking his family to Cancun, Mexico, as a deadly snowstorm ripped through his home state leaving millions without power. Cruz apologized for the...
    An Albany-based watchdog group says that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's nursing home directive was likely responsible for more than 1,000 additional resident deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, despite numerous denials by the administration that their order was heavily to blame.  Cuomo's office has been silent on the contents of the report released by the nonprofit Empire Center for Public Policy on Thursday and reviewed by Fox News, which relies on the information provided to them by the New York State Department of Health (DOH).  CUOMO SCANDAL WILL BE HOT TOPIC AS HEARINGS FOR BIDEN AG NOMINEE MERRICK GARLAND KICK OFF NEXT WEEK The analysis, which compared the death rates at facilities that admitted COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals to the rates at others that didn’t, suggests the controversial mandate by Cuomo is "associated with" more than one in six of 5,780 nursing deaths statewide between late March and early May. "Statewide, the findings imply...
    The Cuomo administration’s controversial directive for nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients amid the pandemic likely did lead to a spike in resident deaths, an analysis of its own data revealed Thursday. The study by the nonprofit Empire Center for Public Policy tied "several hundred and possibly more than 1,000" fatalities to the since-rescinded March 25, 2020, order that critics have blamed for spreading the coronavirus among vulnerable seniors. The analysis also suggests the controversial mandate is "associated with" more than one in six of 5,780 nursing deaths statewide between late March and early May. WHO CUOMO HAS BLAMED – OTHER THAN HIMSELF – FOR THE NURSING HOME SCANDAL "The findings contradict a central conclusion of the state Department of Health’s July 6 report on coronavirus in nursing homes, which said, among other things: ‘Admission policies were not a significant factor in nursing home fatalities,’ and ‘the data do not show a consistent relationship...
            by Chuck Ross  The FBI and a U.S. attorney in New York are investigating Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration over their handling of data on coronavirus cases in state nursing home facilities, according to multiple reports. Prosecutors have issued subpoenas in the investigation, which is in its early stages, two sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. The Albany Times-Union first reported the investigation on Wednesday. Cuomo has come under intense scrutiny over a nursing home policy he implemented last year, and for his administration’s handling of data from long-term care facilities in the state. Cuomo implemented a policy on March 25 that said that nursing homes must accept residents from hospitals, even if they had tested positive for coronavirus. Advocates worried at the time that the order would increase the spread of the virus at nursing homes, where residents are at higher risk...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Thursday, Feb. 18Latest on Governor Cuomo nursing home controversyNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is sounding off on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is involved in a dispute with another state Democrat who claims the governor threatened him over the reporting of COVID nursing home deaths.Cuomo has faced mounting challenges to his leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, as state lawmakers threatened to strip him of the power to issue emergency orders and federal investigators scrutinize his administration's handling of nursing home data.Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said...
    Savannah Rychcik February 18, 2021 0 Comments New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is not surprised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) reportedly threatened a lawmaker over criticism of how he handled COVID-19 nursing home deaths. Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim told CNN he received a call from Cuomo last week where he allegedly threatened him. “Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience,” Kim said. He added, “[Cuomo said] we’re in this business together and we don’t cross certain lines, and he said I hadn’t seen his wrath and that he can destroy me.” DeRosa, Cuomo’s secretary, told lawmakers state officials withheld data on COVID-19 nursing home deaths because they feared it would be used...
    The FBI and a U.S. attorney in New York are investigating Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration over their handling of data on coronavirus cases in state nursing home facilities, according to multiple reports. Prosecutors have issued subpoenas in the investigation, which is in its early stages, two sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. The Albany Times-Union first reported the investigation on Wednesday. Cuomo has come under intense scrutiny over a nursing home policy he implemented last year, and for his administration’s handling of data from long-term care facilities in the state. Cuomo implemented a policy on March 25 that said that nursing homes must accept residents from hospitals, even if they had tested positive for coronavirus. (RELATED: New York Lawmaker Says Cuomo Threatened Him, Pressured Him To Lie) Advocates worried at the time that the order would increase the spread of the virus at nursing homes,...
    A state lawmaker from Queens says a spitting-mad Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened to “destroy” him if he didn’t help contain the damage over the Cuomo administration’s cover-up of nursing home resident COVID-19 deaths. Assemblyman Ron Kim  — whose uncle died of the coronavirus in a nursing home — said Wednesday that  he got a phone call from the fellow-Democrat governor on the night of Feb. 11 that quickly turned dark, with Cuomo ultimately warning, “You have not seen my wrath.” The call came shortly after The Post exclusively reported how Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa admitted on a conference call with lawmakers that Cuomo’s administration withheld the true death toll among nursing home residents for fear it would be “used against us” by federal prosecutors. “At first, there was a silence on the phone,” Kim said.  “Then the governor says, ‘Mr. Kim, are you an honorable man?’” Kim,...
    NEW York Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly being investigated by the FBI over his coronavirus-era nursing home scandal after he threatened to destroy a state lawmaker. The FBI and the US Attorney’s office opened a probe on Wednesday into Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the pandemic.  5New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly under investigation by the FBI and the US Attorney's officeCredit: YouTube 5State Assemblyman Ron Kim claimed that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened to destroy him if he did not help minimize the damage of the nursing home scandalCredit: AP:Associated Press Investigators are looking into the actions of Cuomo’s coronavirus task force, which was formed last March, the Times Union reported. Cuomo is under fire after his secretary Melissa DeRosa privately admitted that his administration withheld nursing home death numbers fearing that they would be “used against us.”  The governor was criticized for a March 25...
    David Dee Delgado/Getty Images A joint probe conducted by the FBI and Brooklyn U.S. attorney’s office has been opened regarding potential wrong-doing taken by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) coronavirus task force over the spread of Covid-19 in nursing homes. Cuomo has been accused by New York State Attorney General Letitia James of seriously undercounting nursing home deaths. This week Cuomo held a press conference claiming “all the deaths in the nursing homes and in the hospitals were always fully publicly and accurately reported.” “The FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn have launched an investigation that is examining, at least in part, the actions of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus task force in its handling of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities during the pandemic,” the Times Union reported on Wednesday night. “The probe by the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York is apparently in its early...
    The FBI and US Attorney's office are investigating New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over the nursing home death scandal, according to reports Wednesday.  Democrat Cuomo is under fire amid claims he purposely under-reported the COVID-19 death toll.    The investigation - first reported by The Times Union - is said to be in its early stages.   It is said to be focusing on Cuomo's coronavirus task force. The FBI and US Attorney's office are investigating New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over the nursing home death scandal, according to reports Wednesday Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said of the federal probe: 'As we publicly said, DOJ has been looking into this for months. We have been cooperating with them and we will continue to.'  The order, which Cuomo said followed expert guidelines at the time, stated that COVID-19 patients could be sent back from hospitals to nursing homes, as it was believed then...
    Meghan McCain lambasted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over COVID-19 deaths in the state’s nursing homes, labeling him ‘disgusting’, ‘ghoulish’ and calling for him to resign. McCain’s scolding comments came as part of a lengthy monologue on The View Wednesday, in which the show’s panel were discussing accusations that Cuomo purposely under-reported the coronavirus death toll in New York's nursing homes. While Cuomo has denied the claims, discrediting them as a ‘conspiracy theory’, McCain insisted he should resign after months of ‘completely and utterly ghoulish’ behavior amid the pandemic. ‘He is disgusting,’ McCain thundered. ‘I think there should be a criminal investigation and I think he should step down.’ Scroll down for video  Meghan McCain lambasted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over COVID-19 deaths in the state’s nursing homes and called for him to resign. Cuomo (right), meanwhile, has denied he's responsible for the deaths CUOMO ADMITS ¿MISTAKE¿...
    New York Assemblyman Ron Kim, a Queens Democrat, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) threatened his career over the ongoing nursing home scandal rocking the administration, warning that he could “destroy” Kim if he did not fall in line and vigorously defend officials involved in the fallout. Kim, who has publicly accused Cuomo of lying about key aspects of the nursing home coverup, told CNN that the Democrat governor called him directly and threatened his career “if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. ” “He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience,” Kim said, according to CNN. Cuomo, Kim alleged, continued to threaten his career, telling him that “we’re in this business together and we don’t cross certain lines.” “And he said I hadn’t seen his wrath and that he can destroy me,” Kim claimed, adding that...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Charges of systematic racism in the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine distribution and nursing homes, have prompted calls for a federal civil rights probe of city and state actions. As CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was singled out for harsh criticism. RELATED: Gov. Cuomo Takes Responsibility For Information ‘Void’ On Nursing Homes, Insists There Was No Cover-Up RELATED: Families Who Lost Loved Ones In New York Nursing Homes Demand Investigation Of Gov. Cuomo’s Administration City and state officials have gone to great lengths to showcase efforts to get members of the minority community vaccinations, even though new statistics show the hardest-hit neighborhoods have the fewest number of vaccinations. And that’s just one of the reasons key elected officials are demanding a federal civil rights investigation about how New York has handled the pandemic. “From infection to injection, I believe the governor has...
    A Democratic New York assemblyman claims Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened his career after he criticized the governor's handling of the pandemic Ron Kim, the assemblyman, told CNN that he received a phone call from Cuomo week as Cuomo's team sought to keep under wraps the full extent of COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes, which has become a burgeoning controversy for the Democratic governor. "Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience," Kim said. Cuomo then said, “We're in this business together and we don't cross certain lines," according to Kim, who said the governor than warned that he had not yet experienced his "wrath," which could "destroy" him. "No man has ever spoken to me like...
    A New York assemblyman has claimed that he was threatened by Governor Andrew Cuomo and told 'I can destroy you' if he did not issue a positive statement regarding the nursing home cover-up scandal. Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim claimed he received an angry phone call from Cuomo on Thursday after he was quoted in a New York Post article that revealed new details about how the governor's administration held back the true numbers on nursing home deaths from COVID-19. Kim alleges that Cuomo shouted at him for ten minutes and asked him 'are you an honorable man?' before the governor added that he 'hadn't seen his wrath and anger' before. Cuomo appeared to make good on his alleged threat on Wednesday as he criticized Kim during a press briefing and claimed that he and the assembly member had a 'long and hostile relationship'. Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim (pictured) claims...
    Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference this week trying to respond to the growing outcry over covid nursing home deaths in New York, with even a number of New York Democrats publicly criticizing the governor. One of those Democrats was Assemblyman Ron Kim, who Cuomo made a point of publicly attacking in a press conference on Wednesday over unrelated matters. Oh my goodness. Gov. Cuomo is using his audio press conference to come out swinging against @rontkim, in a very personal way. — Laura Nahmias (@nahmias) February 17, 2021 [email protected] with solid question as to whether the attack on @rontkim is in line with the need to lower the temperature on political rhetoric. “He attacked me, he attacked me,” he said. https://t.co/7LvQAxJSCB — Jesse McKinley (@jessemckinley) February 17, 2021 Cuomo accused Ron Kim of self-dealing on the unrelated issue of nail salon regulations. He implored reporters...
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    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed back against one of his biggest Democratic critics, implying that opposition to Cuomo regarding nursing home coronavirus deaths is merely the result of a political grudge. In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, Cuomo went on the attack against New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim, who had recently signed a letter to colleagues accusing Cuomo of obstruction of justice. Cuomo shifted the focus from their current disagreements to a matter from 2015. "I've had a – my office, more than me – has had a long and hostile relationship with Assemblyman Ron Kim," Cuomo said. "It goes back to the issue on nail salons." 9 NY STATE ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS ACCUSE CUOMO OF OBSTRUCTION, TELL COLLEAGUES TO PUT ASIDE 'LOYALTY' Cuomo then explained how he and Kim had both backed a bill to protect nail salon workers from poor conditions and wage theft, only for Kim...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Overall, New Yorkers give Gov. Andrew Cuomo high marks for his response to the coronavirus pandemic, but are disappointed with his handling of the release of data on nursing home deaths. According to a new poll out of Siena College, 55% of voters think he could have done a better job of making all data about COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes public. RELATED: Gov. Cuomo Takes Responsibility For Information ‘Void’ On Nursing Homes, Insists There Was No Cover-Up Despite that, 61% of voters approve of how the governor has addressed the pandemic. In addition, 67% say he has communicated well. “Voters, especially Democrats, continue to give Cuomo strong marks for his overall handling of the pandemic. He gets a positive rating from 83% of Democrats and 52% of independents. However, 72% of Republicans give him a negative grade,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. “Similarly, he...
    Trevor Noah railed against Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his administration’s handling of the data surrounding COVID-19 in nursing homes, in a recent episode of "The Daily Show." It was recently revealed that the governor's office may have undercounted the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes by more than 50%, according to a report from New York Attorney General Letitia James. FAST FACTS A majority of New Yorkers disapprove of Cuomo’s handling of reporting nursing home deaths. Cuomo said his team opted to prioritize the federal inquiry and informed state lawmakers their request for data would be "paused" in the meantime. And one of the biggest bombshells arose late Thursday when the New York Post revealed that Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted during a conference call with Democratic leaders that the administration hid unfavorable information about the state’s nursing home COVID-19 deaths out of concern that it "was going to be used against us." "Wow, really, Governor Cuomo?"...
    New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo defends administration after scrutiny over nursing home deaths Restaurants face a gloomy Valentine's Day Overnight Health Care: CDC calls for schools to reopen with precautions | Cuomo faces rising scrutiny over COVID-19 nursing home deaths | Biden officials move to begin rescinding Medicaid work requirements MORE’s (D) approval rating in his state has not suffered despite revelations that he undercounted the number of COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents. According to a new Siena College Research Institute poll released Tuesday, Cuomo’s overall favorability rating stands at 56 percent among registered voters, with 39 percent having an unfavorable opinion of him. That’s a negligible change from January, when his approval rating sat at 57-39.  When asked specifically about his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, 61 percent of voters approve of the job he’s doing, only a marginal drop from the 63 percent who said the...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a new critic in comedian Trevor Noah. The 36-year-old star railed against the New York politician in a recent episode of "The Daily Show" over the Cuomo administration’s handling of the data surrounding COVID-19 in nursing homes.  It was recently revealed that the governor's office may have undercounted the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes by more than 50%, according to a report from New York Attorney General Letitia James.  And one of the biggest bombshells arose late Thursday when the New York Post revealed that Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted during a conference call with Democratic leaders that the administration hid unfavorable information about the state’s nursing home COVID-19 deaths out of concern that it "was going to be used against us." "Wow, really, Governor Cuomo?" Noah asked during the episode. "You lowered your own numbers to make yourself look better?" NY UNDERCOUNTED NURSING HOME CORONAVIRUS DEATHS BY AS...
    More On: andrew cuomo Biden repeats Obama’s mistakes by dissing Israel: Goodwin Biden and Cuomo didn’t discuss COVID nursing home cover-up: Psaki FAIL! Majority of voters flunk Cuomo’s handling of COVID nursing home deaths Gov. Cuomo’s ‘heartless’ distortions can’t hide truth: Goodwin Nine Democratic members of the New York State Assembly on Tuesday accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of federal obstruction of justice in a letter seeking support to strip him of his COVID-19 emergency powers. The move followed last week’s exclusive Post report that revealed Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa admitting to Democratic lawmakers that Cuomo’s administration covered up data about the total number of nursing home residents killed by the coronavirus. The letter, sent Tuesday to members of the Assembly, said, “It is now unambiguously clear that this governor has engaged in an intentional obstruction of justice, as outlined in Title 18, Chapter 73 of the United...
    President Joe Biden did not speak to Gov. Andrew Cuomo about the cover-up of COVID-19 deaths in New York nursing homes when the two men met last week, the White House said on Tuesday. Cuomo joined a bipartisan group of mayors and governors in the Oval Office on Friday for a meeting on COVID 19 relief for states and cities. But the topic of the delayed release of data on COVID-19 deaths in the state's nursing homes didn't come up. Many New York Democrats have criticized Cuomo on the issue.  'The focus of the meeting was on the president providing an update on his plans to help get the pandemic under control,' White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at her briefing on Tuesday in response to a question from DailyMail.com, 'so no that was not a focus of their conversation or a topic.' President Joe Biden did not...
    Fellow Democratic legislators in New York weren’t buying Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s explanation Monday as to why he refused for months to release a true accounting of nursing home residents who died from the coronavirus. Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens), whose uncle died from COVID-19, bluntly said, “all of it is BS” and a cover-up. “They could have given us the information back in May and June of last year. They chose not to,” Kim said, when hearing Cuomo was blaming the DOJ probe for delays in releasing the accurate coronavirus death tally of nursing home residents. Cuomo cited an exclusive Aug.26, 2020 story in The Post that broke the news about the Department of Justice inquiry into his administration’s nursing home admission policy and the undercounting of deaths, claiming Albany legislators should have known about the probe based on that report. Kim said lawmakers could have passed laws to tighten...
    New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoRestaurants face a gloomy Valentine's Day Overnight Health Care: CDC calls for schools to reopen with precautions | Cuomo faces rising scrutiny over COVID-19 nursing home deaths | Biden officials move to begin rescinding Medicaid work requirements Cuomo faces rising scrutiny over COVID-19 nursing home deaths MORE (D) on Monday defended his administration’s pandemic response, while accepting some fault himself, as scrutiny mounts over how the state handled COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.  The New York governor confirmed in a press conference that the state Department of Health “paused” state lawmakers’ inquiry into nursing home death data to prioritize dealing with the general pandemic and the Department of Justice’s request for similar information in August. Cuomo noted that both chambers of the state legislature were informed of the department’s decision at the time that led to the “delay,” adding, “They can’t say they didn’t know.” His press conference...
    More On: andrew cuomo Adoring media served as protective cloak for Cuomo’s COVID lies Start apologizing, Gov. Cuomo — and stop the lies Cuomo’s COVID cover-up hid nearly 1,900 NYC nursing home deaths Families of nursing home victims demand probe of ‘killer’ Cuomo Fellow Democratic legislators in New York weren’t buying Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s explanation Monday as to why he refused for months to release a true accounting of nursing home residents who died from the coronavirus. Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens), whose uncle died from COVID-19, bluntly said, “all of it is BS” and a cover-up. “They could have given us the information back in May and June of last year. They chose not to,” Kim said, when hearing Cuomo was blaming the DOJ probe for delays in releasing the accurate coronavirus death tally of nursing home residents. Cuomo cited an exclusive Aug.26, 2020 story in The Post that...
    Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean slammed Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s performance at a press conference Monday in which he tried to downplay his administration’s withholding of data about nursing home deaths from state lawmakers. "He’s a bully," Dean told "The Story" host Martha MacCallum, adding the governor "cannot be empathetic at all." Both of Dean’s in-laws died in New York nursing homes last year after Cuomo signed an executive order ordering patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 to be brought to long-term care facilities rather than kept in hospitals. Dean described Cuomo to "The Story" host Martha MacCallum as "a broken record" who passed blame rather than accepting accountability.  CUOMO ADMITS NURSING HOME DATA DELAY WAS A MISTAKE, CREATED 'VOID' FOR 'CONSPIRACY THEORIES' Cuomo and his administration have been forced to play defense after the New York Post reported that one of Cuomo’s top aides admitted that nursing...
    A Democratic lawmaker in New York is demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) Emmy Award be rescinded following allegations that the governor covered up the true extent of nursing of home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic in an effort to avoid a federal investigation. Queens Councilman Robert Holden (D) urged the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to take back Cuomo’s award, saying that the governor’s actions “have been an insult to every New Yorker who lost a loved one” to the coronavirus. Cuomo received the Emmy in November in recognition of his daily televised press briefings during the height of the pandemic. During the virtual ceremony, Hollywood elites came out to salute the governor, including Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Billy Joel, and Spike Lee. The governor said in his acceptance speech that his daily briefings “only offered one thing — authentic truth and stability. But sometimes, that’s...
    George Pataki, the former Governor of New York, has said the state should look at creating laws to recall Andrew Cuomo after his administration has been accused of hiding the true number of COVID-19 nursing home deaths. Cuomo has been rocked after top aide Melissa DeRosa confessed on Thursday that that the administration deliberately hid data on nursing home COVID deaths in the midst of a Justice Department investigation into their handling of the pandemic. In recent weeks, a court order and state attorney general report has forced the state to acknowledge the nursing home resident death toll is nearly 15,000, when it previously reported 8,500 — a number that excluded residents who died after being taken to hospitals. Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Bill de Blasio, have since turned on Cuomo over the recent revelations.  Currently, New York does not have a procedure to allow for...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has turned on Governor Andrew Cuomo over the 'very disturbing report' into the state's alleged nursing home deaths cover-up and has called for 'full accounting of what happened'. De Blasio insisted 'we've got to know more' about the state's 'very troubling' attempts to hide the true extent of COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities when he called in to WNYC's The Brian Lehrer show Friday morning. Cuomo was accused this week of intentionally hiding the data on the number of nursing home residents who died from the virus in a damning report. The governor's top aide Melissa DeRosa made the bombshell confession in a call with Democratic state legislators Wednesday where she said officials 'froze' in August when then-President Donald Trump's Department of Justice asked for the data.  DeRosa said on the call, first reported by the New York Post Thursday, the state had...
    Loading the player... New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide told Democratic lawmakers that the administration took months to release data revealing how many people living at nursing homes died of COVID-19 because officials “froze” over worries the information was “going to be used against us.” Republicans who term the comment admission of a “cover-up” are now calling for investigations into and the resignations of both Cuomo and the aide, secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa. And a growing number of Democrats are joining calls to rescind Cuomo’s emergency executive powers, blasting the administration’s defense of its secrecy. “To continual defenders of NY Gov. Cuomo how is this ok?” New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, a Democrat, tweeted. “How is it not #Trump like? And when FORCED into admission, the most you get is a sorry we got caught…and not even directly from him or to the families.” To continual...
    CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has been mocked online for failing on Friday to mention the scandal surrounding his older brother Andrew, the governor of New York. One social media user said she was 'disappointed', while another joked that there was 'big news coming out of New York state' that Chris Cuomo ignored. 'How convenient,' said another.  Andrew Cuomo, 63, has been rocked by the confession on Thursday of his top aide, Melissa DeRosa, that they deliberately hid data on nursing home COVID deaths, in the midst of a Justice Department investigation into their handling of the pandemic.  He is yet to comment on the scandal, which is seeing mounting calls for him to resign. On Friday night CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Erin Burnett covered the story, but Chris Cuomo, 50, instead dedicated his entire show to Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Chris Cuomo on Friday night failed to mention...
    Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, appeared sheepish on Friday as he and other governors joined Joe Biden in the Oval Office to discuss COVID relief, amid mounting calls for Cuomo to be prosecuted. Cuomo's administration has been rocked by the confession on Thursday of his top aide, Melissa DeRosa, that they deliberately hid data on nursing home COVID deaths, in the midst of a Justice Department investigation into their handling of the pandemic.  Cuomo on Friday did not take questions about the growing scandal. The New Yorker, who heads the National Governor's Association, instead praised the president in a statement released after the Oval Office meeting, saying Biden and his team 'made clear that they recognize and appreciate how critical this targeted relief is for our ability to recover from this pandemic.' White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not say on Friday whether Biden has lost confidence...
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    Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is calling for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign and to be prosecuted after a top aide admitted the administration covered up data about coronavirus-related nursing home deaths In a conference call with state Democrats, obtained by The New York Post, Melissa DeRosa, secretary to Cuomo, confessed that officials 'froze' in August when the state legislature asked for the data, before rebuffing the request.    Among those deaths are Dean's own father- and mother-in-law, who died from COVID-19 in March and April, respectively. Dean told DailyMail.com that she believes Cuomo should resign but, first and foremost, he needs to face consequences for his actions.  'There has to be some accountability in the form of an investigation,' she said. 'One that is bipartisan, one that involves subpoenas, one that involves getting the governor, his health director...under oath to tell the whole truth and nothing but...
    By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide told Democratic lawmakers that the administration took months to release data on the coronavirus death toll among nursing home residents because officials “froze” over worries the information was “going to be used against us." Republicans who term the comment admission of a “cover-up” are now calling for investigations into and the resignations of both Cuomo and the aide, secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa. And a growing number of Democrats are joining calls to rescind Cuomo's emergency executive powers, blasting the administration's defense of its secrecy. “To continual defenders of NY Gov. Cuomo how is this ok?" New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, a Democrat, tweeted. “How is it not #Trump like? And when FORCED into admission, the most you get is a sorry we got caught...and not even directly from him or...
    ANDREW Cuomo should have his emergency Covid powers ripped from him for 'covering up' nursing home death stats, demand outraged Democrats. Their call comes as the New York Governor's top aide admits it took months to release the incriminating data for fears it would be "used against us". 6Gov Cuomo's administration hid the true extent of the New York's nursing home Covid deathsCredit: Alamy Live News 6Melissa DeRosa told lawmakers that 'basically, we froze'Credit: AP:Associated Press 6New Yorkers wearing protective masks and social distancing during the pandemic rocking AmericaCredit: Getty Images - Getty The true Covid-related death toll of nursing home residents between March and August last year may be twice as high as the 6,400 officially reported, according to New York Attorney General Letitia James. A group of fired-up Democrats have torn into the administration for a lack of transparency. In a letter, 14 Democratic lawmakers urged for Cuomo's...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Emmy Award should be rescinded over The Post’s revelation that his administration withheld nursing home death data amid a probe by federal prosecutors, a Queens councilman said Friday. In a letter to the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Councilman Robert Holden (D-Queens) said the group’s rationale for honoring Cuomo with its International Emmy Founders Award was no longer valid. “The Academy awarded Governor Cuomo ‘in recognition of his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic & his masterful use of TV to inform and calm people around the world,’” Holden wrote. “We now know that his TV appearances and clout were used to mislead the public regarding how their loved ones died.” Holden added: “Please rescind the Governor’s award immediately, as his actions have been an insult to every New Yorker who lost a loved one during this terrible pandemic.” The Post revealed Thursday night that Cuomo’s...
    New York, NY – EXCLUSIVE: New York Assemblyman Michael Montesano said he plans to ask the state legislature to consider impeaching Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a bombshell admission by his top aide that their office allegedly covered up data on COVID-19 nursing home deaths to shake off a Justice Department probe on the matter. "We've been calling for subpoenas and a hearing for quite a while," Montesano, a Republican member of the state’s Oversight and Investigations Committee, told Fox News. "This news of the last several days is extremely troubling to me and I'm going to be asking today for his resignation and I'm also going to be asking the legislature to look into, to explore filing articles of impeachment against the governor if he doesn't resign."  NY REP. TOM REED WILL FILE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AGAINST CUOMO AIDE FOR ALLEGED COVID-19 NURSING HOME COVER-UP Calls for a criminal probe against Cuomo and his...
    More On: andrew cuomo Dems look to strip Cuomo of COVID executive powers after Post nursing home bombshell NYC restaurant owner relishes ‘normal day’ as indoor dining returns New York secures $50B in funding from Biden’s $1.9T COVID relief package Over 9,000 COVID-19 patients sent into NY nursing homes Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Emmy Award should be rescinded over The Post’s revelation that his administration withheld nursing-home death data amid a probe by federal prosecutors, a Queens councilman said Friday. In a letter to the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Councilman Robert Holden (D-Queens) said the group’s rationale for honoring Cuomo with its International Emmy Founders Award was no longer valid. “The Academy awarded Governor Cuomo ‘in recognition of his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic & his masterful use of TV to inform and calm people around the world,'” Holden wrote. “We now know that his TV appearances and...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed Friday the contents of a recording that shows the governor and his team withheld the nursing home coronavirus death toll from state legislators out of fear it could be used against them by the Trump administration.The governor's top aide, Melissa DeRosa, confirmed the contents of the recording obtained by the New York Post, in which she is overheard admitting the governor's office withheld the numbers because of the concern they would "be used against us" by the Department of Justice."He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes," DeRosa is heard on the recording. "He starts going after (New Jersey Gov. Phil) Murphy, starts going after (California Gov. Gavin) Newsom, starts going after (Michigan Gov.) Gretchen Whitmer."DeRosa issued a statement Friday."I was explaining that when we received the DOJ inquiry, we needed to temporarily set aside...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide told Democratic lawmakers that his administration took months to release data on the coronavirus death toll among nursing home residents because officials “froze” over worries the information was “going to be used against us.” The information came from a Democratic lawmaker who attended the Wednesday meeting and to a partial transcript released by the governor’s office. Republicans who term the comment admission of a “cover-up” are now calling for resignations of both Cuomo and the aide, secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa, while progressive Democrats are blasting the administration over what they say is a lack of transparency. The disclosure of DeRosa’s comments, made on a conference call with Democratic legislative leaders, came as the Democratic governor and his administration were already facing backlash over their handling and reporting of outbreaks in nursing homes. In recent weeks, the state...
    Numerous celebrities who have heaped praise on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the past several months are now remaining particularly mum on the bombshell admission that his administration withheld data on COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes. The New York Post first reported that Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor, told leading Empire State Democrats that the administration feared the data could "be used against us" by the Justice Department during a video conference call. The revelation has prompted condemnations and even talk of impeachment in Albany, the state's capital. Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., wants the Department of Justice to open an obstruction of justice investigation. Actors like Jada Pinkett Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio to comedians including Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman are just a handful of celebrities who gushed over Cuomo in the last year from their social media accounts and in interviews. A bevy of A-listers admitted to being attracted to Cuomo, while others have praised his response to the...
    Over 9,000 hospital patients recovering from COVID-19 were released into New York nursing homes during the early stages of the pandemic due to a directive from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, according to a report Thursday. The Associated Press obtained records showing that 9,056 COVID-19 positive patients were sent to New York nursing homes after the Cuomo administration’s March 25 directive, a figure more than 40% higher than what the state department of health had previously disclosed. The revelation comes after New York Attorney General Letitia James reported in late January that at least 4,000 nursing home residents died after the directive was issued, forcing nursing homes to accept residents who had previously been diagnosed with the virus while also barring the facilities from obtaining negative tests from patients before their admission. “While additional data and analysis would be required to ascertain the effect of such admissions in individual facilities,...
    Loading the player... More than 9,000 recovering coronavirus patients in New York state were released from hospitals into nursing homes early in the pandemic under a controversial directive that was scrapped amid criticism it accelerated outbreaks, according to new records obtained by The Associated Press. The new number of 9,056 recovering patients sent to hundreds of nursing homes is more than 40% higher than what the state health department previously released. And it raises new questions as to whether a March 25 directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration helped spread sickness and death among residents, a charge the state disputes. Read More: Cuomo announces NY stadiums, arenas to reopen with testing “The lack of transparency and the meting out of bits of important data has undermined our ability to both recognize the scope and severity of what’s going on” and address it, said Richard Mollot, the executive director of...
    NEW YORK — More than 9,000 recovering coronavirus patients in New York state were released from hospitals into nursing homes early in the pandemic under a controversial directive that was scrapped amid criticism it accelerated outbreaks, according to new records obtained by The Associated Press. The new number of 9,056 recovering patients sent to hundreds of nursing homes is more than 40 percent higher than what the state health department previously released. And it raises new questions as to whether a March 25 directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration helped spread sickness and death among residents, a charge the state disputes. “The lack of transparency and the meting out of bits of important data has undermined our ability to both recognize the scope and severity of what’s going on” and address it, said Richard Mollot, the executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition, a residents advocacy group. The...
    The reported admission by a top adviser to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that the administration withheld information about the number of nursing home residents who died from COVID-19 means people "should go to jail," Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean told "Fox News Primetime" Wednesday.  "This is the biggest bombshell we have had so far," said Dean, who lost both her parents-in-law to the pandemic last year. "We had a trickling in of the numbers. We knew the numbers were much bigger than the governor was admitting. Over 15,000 residents died from getting COVID in their nursing homes ... and now the biggest bombshell coming from the New York Post that his secretary,  Melissa DeRosa admitted that they covered it all up." According to the Post report, DeRosa apologized to Democratic lawmakers during a video conference call and admitted that Cuomo's office "froze" out of fear the true numbers would "be used against us" in a DOJ probe. NY UNDERCOUNTED NURSING HOME CORONAVIRUS DEATHS BY AS MUCH AS...
    NEW YORK -- More than 9,000 recovering coronavirus patients in New York state were released from hospitals into nursing homes early in the pandemic under a controversial directive that was scrapped amid criticism it accelerated outbreaks, according to new records obtained by The Associated Press.The new number of 9,056 recovering patients sent to hundreds of nursing homes is more than 40% higher than what the state health department previously released. And it raises new questions as to whether a March 25 directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration helped spread sickness and death among residents, a charge the state disputes."The lack of transparency and the meting out of bits of important data has undermined our ability to both recognize the scope and severity of what's going on" and address it, said Richard Mollot, the executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition, a residents advocacy group.The new figures come as...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — More than 9,000 recovering coronavirus patients in New York state were released from hospitals into nursing homes early in the pandemic under a controversial directive that was scrapped amid criticism it accelerated outbreaks, according to new records obtained by The Associated Press. The new number of 9,056 recovering patients sent to hundreds of nursing homes is more than 40% higher than what the state health department previously released. And it raises new questions as to whether a March 25 directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration helped spread sickness and death among residents, a charge the state disputes. “The lack of transparency and the meting out of bits of important data has undermined our ability to both recognize the scope and severity of what’s going on” and address it, said Richard Mollot, the executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition, a residents advocacy group. RELATED: How...
    By BERNARD CONDON and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — More than 9,000 recovering coronavirus patients in New York state were released from hospitals into nursing homes early in the pandemic under a controversial order that was scrapped amid criticisms it accelerated outbreaks, according to new records obtained by The Associated Press. The new number of 9,056 recovering patients sent to hundreds of nursing homes is more than 40% higher than what had been previously released by the state health department. And it raises new questions as to whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s March 25 directive helped spread sickness and death among residents, a charge his administration disputes. “The lack of transparency and the meting out of bits of important data has undermined our ability to both recognize the scope and severity of what’s going on,” said Richard Mollot, the executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 9,000 recovering coronavirus patients in New York state were released from hospitals into nursing homes early in the pandemic under a controversial order that was scrapped amid criticisms it accelerated outbreaks, according to new records obtained by The Associated Press. The new number of 9,056 recovering patients sent to hundreds of nursing homes is more than 40% higher than what had been previously released by the state health department. And it raises new questions as to whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s March 25 directive helped spread sickness and death among residents, a charge his administration disputes. “The lack of transparency and the meting out of bits of important data has undermined our ability to both recognize the scope and severity of what’s going on,” said Richard Mollot, the executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition, a residents advocacy group. The new...
    A group of state Senate Democrats — fed up with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic — on Tuesday advanced bills that would bolster accountability and oversight of the facilities as well as of the state Health Department. The move by the legislative body’s Health Committee to OK the bills for a full Senate vote comes amid a state nursing-home crisis that has seen nearly 15,000 residents die of the disease and both Cuomo and Health Commissioner Howard Zucker raked over the coals for trying to keep that number from the public. Cuomo’s critics blame his administration for causing deaths by forcing nursing-home residents hospitalized with COVID-19 to be returned to the vulnerable facilities amid a hospital-bed shortage — and then for underreporting coronavirus fatalities tied to the long-term-care centers. State Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx), chairman of the Health Committee, accused the Democratic governor Tuesday...
    More On: nursing homes NY adds another 1,500 to long-term care COVID-19 death toll Even a lawsuit doesn’t get Team Cuomo to come clean on nursing-home deaths Second patient dies after being excluded from COVID vaccines at NYC nursing home NYC nursing homes with high COVID deaths make Newsweek’s ‘best’ list A group of state Senate Democrats — fed up with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic — on Tuesday advanced bills that would bolster accountability and oversight of the facilities as well as of the state Health Department. The move by the legislative body’s Health Committee to OK the bills for a full Senate vote comes amid a state nursing-home crisis that has seen nearly 15,000 residents die of the disease and both Cuomo and Health Commissioner Howard Zucker raked over the coals for trying to keep that number from the public. Cuomo’s...
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