Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now calling for a full investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo due to his poor handling of the nursing home deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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. Thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers lost their lives in nursing homes throughout the pandemic,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement. “Their loved ones and the public deserve answers and transparency from their elected leadership, and the Secretary to the Governor’s remarks warrant a full investigation.”
— Katie Glueck (@katieglueck) February 19, 2021
Secretary of the Governor Melissa DeRosa apologized to Democratic lawmakers on behalf of the Cuomo administration last week for hiding data on nursing homes. DeRosa said “we froze … because then we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation.”
The revelation sparked bipartisan outrage across the state. Republicans began calling for Cuomo’s resignation and GOP lawmakers are pushing to impeach Cuomo over the scandal. Democrats have started an effort to strip Cuomo of his emergency powers granted to him because of the pandemic.
Well, you know what they say, right?
Even a broke clock is right twice a day.
And that could not be more true in the case of AOC, who honestly is one of the most brainless individuals in Congress. Even she knows that Cuomo is at fault for all of this nonsense and needs to be dealt with promptly for his failures in this incident.