The nursing home coverup scandal in New York appears to be getting worse by the minute.
Governor Andrew Cuomo could be facing criminal charges or impeachment for his actions in the scandal.
But Andrew Cuomo was not expecting this huge betrayal he was just hit with.
After an immense amount of pressure, Governor Cuomo finally held a press conference in order to address the accusations that his administration obstructed justice when they withheld documents from the New York legislature and Department of Justice.
It’s believed that the documents Cuomo and his staff hid would have incriminated his administration by revealing the actual death toll in nursing homes from COVID following the Governor’s order mandating these facilities take in COVID patients.
His press conference was widely panned, as he spent the entire time blaming everyone but himself.
Ari Melber, a host on MSNBC, tore apart Cuomo’s defense, saying Cuomo only came forward with the truth about nursing home deaths following an investigation by the New York Attorney General.
Melber said, “The issue here is that only full transparency appears to have come to the light under pressure. What’s striking is after this partial report revealed these problems with counting the deaths, then the state responded by actually changing the numbers of deaths from nursing homes.”
Cuomo’s defense was that his administration’s total death count was accurate and that it didn’t matter that they didn’t break it down by where the individuals died.
As Melber stated, the strategy actually incriminated Cuomo because it shows intent to cover up because they knew they had a problem on their hands.
“Governor Cuomo said who cares about the numbers. That is the kind of defense that can sound compelling because you say, well, yeah, if the total number was right, who does care? But it’s also a little bit of an incriminating defense because if nobody cares and there were no differences, you could have released all the accurate category numbers to begin with. What it appears and what people now from inside the Cuomo administration are saying is: ‘Who cares? They did.’ And they wanted to downplay the fact there was a nursing home problem,” Melber added.
This new focus on Cuomo by the left-wing media also incriminates the press.
Everyone knew Cuomo was lying about the nursing home death toll, but the press never reported on it.
The press wanted to say Donald Trump bungled the pandemic and that Dems could do a better job, so they didn’t cover the nursing home story.
It’s only now since Donald Trump has left office, that the liberal media is finally reporting this story.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.