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Andrew Cuomo’s Bald-Faced Lies About Nursing Home Deaths Report Provoke Instant Backlash

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was widely condemned after a scathing report on misleading nursing home death death that was issued by his own Attorney General on Thursday.

“The New York State attorney general accused the Cuomo administration of undercounting coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes by as much as 50 percent, according to a report released on Thursday,” the Times reported.

It is so bad even CNN admitted the report made the Democratic governor’s disastrous performance look “less stellar.”

Cuomo appeared at his press conference today to address the valid questions about the misleading data. He seemed to have no conscience and no remorse as he told some really unconscionable lies.

When questioned about how nursing home residents’ deaths could be deceptively coded if they took place in a hospital or in transit, Cuomo shifted the blame.

“If you think there was a mistake, then go talk to the federal government. It’s not about pointing fingers or blame, this became a political football,” Cuomo replied.

Besides being a bald-faced lie, since states have sovereignty over their public health response, it exposes that Cuomo’s much-vaunted leadership skills are a media-generated myth.

There was a visceral reaction to Cuomo’s numerous insensitive remarks:

The lies and disrespect directed towards Janice Dean, in particular, are enough to expose Cuomo as a truly remorseless human being.

The New York Attorney General showed that it is possible for public figures to take steps in the direction of political accountability for the good of the country. But the American people will need to keep pressing and pressuring them all to do the right thing harder than ever.

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