Cuomo says he wouldn’t support independent investigation into COVID-19 in nursing homes

Monday, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo was asked by a reporter “State lawmakers today are investigating COVID-19 in nursing homes; there was some criticism for state health commissioner Howard Zucker for not appearing before the panel. There’s been a lot of back-and-forth about whether you have characterized some of these inquiries as partisan-based; would you support an independent investigation in order to bridge some of this mutual suspicion about partisanship getting into a better public understanding of what exactly happened in group home facilities and nursing homes?”

Cuomo, who himself has been blamed for mishandling COVID-19 in nursing homes replied he would not.

The NY Governor said “No, I wouldn’t do an investigation whether or not it’s political, everybody can make that decision for themselves. I think you’d have to be blind to realize it’s not political.” He continued “Just look at where it comes from and look at the sources and look at their political affiliations and look at who wrote the letter in Congress and look at what publications raise it and what media outward networks raise it. It’s kind of incredible.”

Cuomo added “Look at the basic facts on where New York is versus other states, right? You look at where New York is at the percentage of nursing home deaths it’s all the way at the bottom of the list of states. So I don’t think anyone — you know, what’s political, what’s not political, everyone can make their own decisions.”

Rep. Steve Scalise blasted Cuomo’s answer and tweeted:

He knows he violated protocols by forcing COVID patients into nursing homes.

He knows that killed thousands of seniors.

If he knew he had nothing to hide he wouldn’t refuse an independent investigation.

No more Cuomo cover ups. Families deserve answers.