Engulfed in two sets of sexual harrasment allegations made by former aides in less than one week, New York scandal-embroiled Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) finally surrendered on the state’s Attorney General Letitia James request by granting a referral for her office to be the sole authority in investigating, with subpoena authority the claims of misconduct.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pressed Attorney General nominee Judge Merrick Garland during his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing whether a reported federal probe into New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo handling of nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic would be compromised due to a personal family tie from one of his top aide, who happens to be the person that admitted to the revelation of the cover-up of the state’s nursing home COVID-19 death toll data.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) blasted “bullying” Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) after a lawmaker said the governor threatened him for criticizing his handling of the nursing home scandal.
A group of nine Republican senators led by Ted Cruz (R-TX) late Wednesday is calling on Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) to open an investigation into the “cover-up” into Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s growing nursing home death scandal and wants to start scheduling hearings right away.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) top aide privately told Democratic state lawmakers that they withheld the state’s total count data of the nursing home death toll of COVID-19, out of fear that the true numbers would “be used against us” in a possible investigation by the Trump Justice Department, according to the New York Post latest bombshell report.
In his first public remarks since a scathing report found that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) administration undercounted nursing home deaths by 4,000, the governor on Friday said it didn’t matter how a COVID death was counted in a nursing home or hospital as he sort to continue the blame game on the Trump Administration for the entire investigation.