New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to prove that he’s not only totally incompetent to run a state government, but that he also doesn’t really care about the Constitution or the rights of the citizens who reside under his leadership.
He made this clear by calling the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship in the city of New York as “irrelevant” and “moot.”
“It’s irrelevant of any practical impact because of the zone they were talking about is moot,” Cuomo said, adding, “It expired last week. It doesn’t have any practical effect.”
Spoken like a true crybaby.
Cuomo added, “The lawsuit was about the Brooklyn zone. The Brooklyn zone no longer exists as a red zone. That’s muted. So that restriction is no longer in effect. That situation just doesn’t exist because those restrictions are gone.”
The New York Democrat also took a veiled swipe at the court’s new conservative justices, saying, “The Supreme Court made a ruling. It’s more illustrative of the Supreme Court than anything else.”
The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, which sued after Cuomo’s imposed executive actions restricting church attendance in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Just before midnight on the night before Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court blocked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from enforcing attendance limits at religious services. The vote is 5-4, with Roberts and the three liberals dissenting.
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) November 26, 2020
The 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court struck down the restrictions due to the fact they “cannot be viewed as neutral because they single out houses of worship for especially harsh treatment.”
The opinion went on to state, “Stemming the spread of COVID–19 is unquestionably a compelling interest, but it is hard to see how the challenged regulations can be regarded as ‘narrowly tailored. They are far more restrictive than any COVID–related regulations that have previously come before the Court, much tighter than those adopted by many other jurisdictions hard-hit by the pandemic, and far more severe than has been shown to be required to prevent the spread of the virus at the applicants’ services.”
Cuomo is throwing a veiled temper tantrum. He got his butt handed to him in this decision and it makes him angry that there is a higher authority that he has to answer to.
That authority is not the Supreme Court. It’s the Constitution.