State lawmakers have been calling for investigations, stripping Cuomo of his emergency powers and even his resignation after new details emerged this week about why certain nursing home data wasn't disclosed for months, despite requests from lawmakers and others.
"Covid did not get into the nursing homes by people coming from hospitals".
At one point Cuomo tried to address the concerns and questions from the public and the press, saying, "I understand they were not answered quickly enough".
Andrew Cuomo is the "worst governor in America" with his handling of the COVID-19 crisis and should face prosecution for his actions, particularly after a key aide admitted to withholding the true numbers of nursing home deaths in the state to mislead federal prosecutors, according to Rep. Elise Stefanik.
"This past year, there is a toxic political environment", he said, "and everything gets politicized".
State Senate Republican Leader Robert Ortt, who represents the 62nd district, which covers Niagara and Orleans counties, disputed Cuomo's account.
Recall: in recent weeks, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) released a report relaying preliminary findings that "a larger number of nursing home residents died from COVID-19 than the New York State Department of Health's (DOH) published nursing home data reflected and may have been undercounted by as much as 50 percent".
Cuomo, in support of the idea that COVID-19 did not get into nursing homes becomes because of March 25 guidance, said that death rates remained the same after the directive.
He went on to repeatedly say the "void" they created was filled with "skepticism, cynicism, and conspiracy theories".
"This is not about politics, but people's lives", she said.
"The truth is", said Cuomo, "Everyone did what they could".
In addition to running cover for Cuomo, painting his deadly policy as simply seeking to "free up hospital beds", the article also made a point to further scrutinize Caputo's tweet by noting it is unclear "how numerous dead were grandmothers and grandfathers". "The truth is you had the best medical professionals and advice on the globe". I take responsibility. We should have provided more information faster.