Democrat Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has been in hot water lately (not that you’d know from CNN).
One of his orders forced COVID-positive patients into nursing homes. It appears this led to a rash of outbreaks among the state’s elderly.
Making matters worse, we are learning that Cuomo may have brokered a deal with nursing home executives, giving them immunity. There’s just one problem…
From Fox News:
NEW YORK GOV. ANDREW CUOMO, WHO SIGNED LEGISLATION GRANTING HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME EXECUTIVES IMMUNITY FROM LAWSUITS RELATED TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS LAST MONTH, PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED A BIG-MONEY BOOST FROM A POWERFUL HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY GROUP, ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT.
According to this report, Andrew Cuomo granted hospitals and nursing home executives immunity from lawsuits. That means they can’t get sued if patients or residents contracted the deadly disease while in their care.
The problem? Oh, these executives are members of a group that gave big bucks to Cuomo’s campaign.
The Greater New York Hospital Association gave more than $1 million dollars to the New York State Democratic Committee in 2018, during Cuomo’s primary run.
Remember when the media said Cuomo was doing a great job handling the crisis? Yeah, they can’t say that right now.
In March, Cuomo signed an order forcing nursing homes to take in COVID patients. We later learned that the high number of cases in NY was the result of outbreaks in nursing homes.
The state has recently deleted the order from its website. Hmm… how convenient. Does Cuomo not want to get blamed for the high number of elderly New Yorker deaths from COVID?
Even worse, it looks like Cuomo is trying to protect nursing home executives who would have been held responsible for these residents catching the disease.
I didn’t now a governor could just make a group of people exempt from lawsuits. That effectively means they can’t be punished, even if they did something wrong.
And these people are part of a big, health care industry group that donated to Cuomo’s campaign.
Do I need to connect the dots for you?
Cuomo was one of many Democrats who frequently criticized Trump’s handling of the crisis (despite Trump sending huge aid to NY).
But when there are real concerns that Cuomo messed up big time, but is trying to protect himself and his donors… the media is silent.
Why aren’t the same people blaming Trump for American deaths blaming Cuomo for New York deaths?
At the very least, shouldn’t the media be asking Cuomo the tough questions? Shouldn’t they be demanding an investigation?