It took 6 months to read my title.
- Apr 3, 2020
"Thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers lost their lives in nursing homes throughout the pandemic," she said. "Their loved ones and the public deserve answers and transparency from their elected leadership."
'That's Classic Andrew Cuomo,' Says de Blasio After NY Gov Accused of Bullying Fellow Democrat Over Nursing Home Disaster
Cuomo reportedly threatened to "destroy" a New York assemblyman who has vocally criticized the governor's handling of the state's nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
For the better part of a year, New York governor Andrew Cuomo has basked in an absurdly undeserved, media-driven reputation as a wise and competent COVID-19 statesman. Now reality is finally catching up with him.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is threatening retribution against progressive elected officials demanding answers about underreported COVID-19 deaths and his effort to help an industry group shield nursing home executives from liability. Between his cover-ups and his bullying, Cuomo might as well be New...
New York legislator Ron Kim confronted Governor Andrew Cuomo over his move to give nursing home executives immunity for their deadly negligence during COVID. Cuomo responded with threats of retribution. We talk to Kim about the episode.
For journalists who have covered Andrew Cuomo’s tumultuous governorship, the recent revelations are a return from the adoring media frenzy of a year ago to the Cuomo they remember: a corrupt bully who perhaps embodied the Trumpian spirit as much as anyone else in power today.
A lot of articles along the same lines. Andrew Cuomo spent most of 2020 being lionized by the centrist media machine for offering a stark contrast to Trump. But recently discovered scandals have painted him with the exact same brush as Trump.
Cuomo's handling of COVID has lead to New York being one of the worst states in the country on COVID deaths, in no small part due to his decision early on to house COVID patients in elderly nursing homes, effectively culling the population of the old and infirm. He further went on to hide the numbers, trying to dodge federal inquiries. During this time he got book deals, and emmy award, and constant good press from his brother, who happens to be a top anchor at one of the largest cable news networks in the country.
Since that time recording of his aides mentioning the coverup as a coverup have surfaced, and other legislators in NY have launched inquiries into this, as Cuomo had been given emergency powers due to COVID and had written laws that shielded private nursing companies from liabilities over COVID deaths, something that would have covered this whole mess. His liability shield has since been copied by Republican led states and even by Republicans in congress. At the time some of these legislators had voiced caution or unease about these shields, but were shouted down by Cuomo and all his good press.
Since this has now started to explode in Cuomo's face and his good press is leaving him, he's turned to exploding in anger, threatening the legislators speaking against him, and having a meltdown on par with Trump in his bullying and blaming of others.
Guess nobody's Cuomosexual anymore.