HHS must investigate alleged Cuomo nursing home deaths cover-up, House Republican urges

EXCLUSIVE – Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., demanded that the Department of Health and Human Services investigate New York nursing home deaths, citing the state attorney general’s report that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration may have undercounted nursing home coronavirus deaths by as much as 50%.

Lamborn sent a letter to HHS acting secretary Norris Cochran on Thursday asking for an investigation into nursing home deaths under Cuomo for “a full and public accounting of his administration’s actions.”

CUOMO ADMITTED HE WOULDN’T PUT HIS MOTHER IN NURSING HOME THE SAME MONTH HE ISSUED COVID ORDER

“Throughout the pandemic, long term care facilities were ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic,” Lamborn told Fox News. “This tragedy was created and supercharged by terrible policies, like those of Governor Cuomo and President Biden’s assistant secretary of health nominee Rachel Levine, to place COVID-19 positive individuals back into nursing homes and long-term care facilities.”

“I am deeply

Read More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo allegedly threatened a state lawmaker over nursing home scandal

National Review

Fact-Checkers Are Joe Biden’s Swiss Guard

Appearing at a friendly CNN town-hall event yesterday, President Joe Biden dropped a string of untruths on issues both large and small. One of the president’s most egregious falsehoods was the claim that “we didn’t have [the vaccine] when we came into office.” The first shot was administered back on December 14, 2020. Glenn Kessler, lead fact-checker for the Washington Post, quickly jumped into action on Twitter, explaining that this was merely a “verbal stumble, a typical Biden gaffe, as he had already mentioned 50 million doses being available when he took office. Ex Trump officials should especially cool the outrage meter, as it just looks silly.” Castigating those who pointed out the lie is a weird thing for someone charged with verifying factual information to do. It was a strange coincidence, indeed, that Biden’s “verbal stumble” corresponded perfectly with the concerted

Read More

Cuomo acknowledges withholding New York nursing home pandemic death toll from lawmakers, public

By Rich McKay

(Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged on Monday that his office should not have withheld data on COVID-19 nursing home deaths from state lawmakers, the public and press – falling short of an apology a senior aide made to lawmakers last week.

Cuomo said at a press conference that “lessons were learned’ in not releasing the data and that things “should have been done differently.”

“The last thing I wanted to do was aggravate a terrible situation,” said Cuomo, a third-term Democrat. “There were people’s requests, press requests that were not answered in a timely manner.”

More than 15,000 people have died in New York state’s nursing homes and long term care facilities from COVID-19, but as recently as last month, the state reported only 8,500 deaths.

The numbers, while accounted for in the full state death totals to the state, were not ascribed to

Read More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on confronting a “frightening” pandemic, and thoughts on his political future

The Executive Mansion in Albany, New York, has been home to, among others, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and, for the past nine years, Andrew Cuomo.

“Do you know, it’s a lovely home, but it’s not homey. Where’s the homey part?” asked “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley.

“There is no homey part,” said Governor Cuomo. “We live more on the second floor. It is a little more casual.”

And familiar. His father, Mario Cuomo, who died in 2015, was a three-term Governor of New York. “I can see him sitting right in that corner watching a ballgame, with the telephone,” said Andrew. “And he was never more than ten feet away from the telephone.”

andrew-cuomo-jane-pauley-executive-mansion-620.jpg
andrew-cuomo-jane-pauley-executive-mansion-620.jpg

Gov. Andrew Cuomo with “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley, at the Executive Mansion in Albany, N.Y. CBS News

Today, Cuomo is having his moment, despite New York being the global epicenter of the

Read More