Nationwide there has been more than 184,000 nursing home COVID-19 related deaths, between over 32,000 facilities. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s lockdown mandates in nursing homes led to the deaths of 15,745 residents and employees, making New York the highest reported death toll of any state.
The Biden Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced it has dropped the investigation surrounding Cuomo’s negligent involvement in the high death toll.
NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo—calling the investigation a “cruel act”—stated “Four Democratic states, four Democratic governors and they were going to investigate us for causing deaths in nursing homes,” he added. “The political environment has gotten so toxic, so mean, it was an outrageous allegation.”
According to the New York Times, one-third of U.S. Coronavirus deaths are linked to Nursing Homes.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released a statement, “This decision from President Biden’s Department of Justice makes President Biden complicit in the criminal corruption scandal and coverup of deaths of thousands of vulnerable seniors,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “New Yorkers deserve answers and accountability. I was the first member of Congress to call for an investigation into Governor Cuomo’s corrupt criminal coverup and I will continue to fight for the families who lost loved ones because of the cruelty and corruption of our Governor.”
“I call on the DOJ Inspector General to look into this matter. What did Governor Cuomo promise President Joe Biden in his White House meeting? And how can the DOJ not investigate such a blatantly criminal coverup? Tens of thousands of heartbroken New Yorkers are counting on us to deliver justice for their loved ones. We will never give up.”
Should Cuomo avoid any legal repercussion for his nursing home negligence? Is it coincidental that New York had the highest Nursing Home death toll? Is it that easy for Cuomo to wipe his hands clean of state lockdown mandates that were imposed directly by him?