• Richard Easson

House Rep. Demanding NY State AG, DOJ Investigate Cuomo’s Coronavirus Corruption and Coverup

House Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY 21st District) is demanding that New York Attorney General Letita James and the DOJ subpoena Governor Cuomo’s administration for any and all documentation in relation to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

We all knew that the Governor’s handling was sketchy especially when it was reported that coronavirus patients were admitted to nursing homes leading to mass infections and death among the elderly. Stefanik’s urgent plea comes after a report was released by James revealing that the death count in nursing homes due to the pandemic was underreported by 50%.

She told Sean Hannity during an interview on Thursday night’s showing of Fox News’s Hannity that the deaths among the New York nursing home patients is “a massive corruption scandal at the highest level.”

Fox News reported, “The New York State Department of Health reported that as of Jan. 27, there were 5,957 confirmed deaths due to the coronavirus in nursing homes and an additional 2,783 presumed deaths. In assisted care facilities, there were 160 deaths and 52 presumed deaths.”

Stefanik issued a statement saying, "As a fellow New Yorker, I want to publicly thank the effective and tireless advocates who have humbly served as the voice of their lost loved ones and have faced inexcusable treatment from the Governor and his entire team, who we know have orchestrated a criminal coverup and have blood on their hands.”

Andrew Cuomo has consistently defended his policy in terms of the nursing homes by deflecting the blame to Trump saying that his policies were in-line with guidance issued by the president and his administration at the time.

Yeah, okay Cuomo, blame everyone but yourself for your own policies.

Of course, Cuomo has remained mum since the release of the report and would not respond to any outlets for comment.

Fox News said, “The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) asked 62 nursing homes to provide data about deaths in their facilities. In one example, a facility reported five confirmed and six presumed COVID-19 deaths at the facility as of Aug. 3 to the Department of Health, yet reported to the OAG a total of 27 COVID-19 deaths at the facility and 13 hospital deaths – a discrepancy of 29 deaths.”