(TheRedWire.com) – A scandal in New York is growing by the minute, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing calls for his resignation or impeachment by Democrats and Republicans. On February 11, Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa told Democratic lawmakers that the administration intentionally withheld nursing home death data from the Department of Justice and the New York Assembly. The call arose due to a January 28 report released by New York Attorney General Letitia James that said the administration underreported nursing home deaths.
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) February 19, 2021
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) says that his days are numbered. The first-term Congresswoman said thousands of her constituents are calling on the New York governor to resign immediately. She accused Cuomo of abusing his power and called for an independent investigation. Additionally, Malliotakis repeated claims by several lawmakers and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio that the governor is vindictive and lacks accountability.
Early in the pandemic, Cuomo ordered hospitals to release over 9,000 recovering COVID-19 patients from hospitals to nursing homes. The AG report said the administration underreported the number of deaths by at least 50%. Over 46 days, 15,000 New Yorkers died as a result of Cuomo’s orders.
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