If you ever want to learn about incompetency in government look no further than the Andrew Cuomo administration in New York. Andrew Cuomo is quite possibly the most arrogant man I’ve ever seen. He insulted reporters who asked him legitimate questioned on his COVID-19 actions. Cuomo actually won an Emmy Award for his masterful COVID press briefings, forever tarnishing that award. The New York governor also wrote a book about what a great job he did handling the pandemic during the pandemic!
A big problem for Cuomo is now we have been finding out that the governor completely botched his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Leftist reporters, who remained silent all throughout the pandemic, are now revealing all the dirt on progressive Democrats who screw up big time. Why is the Left media suddenly reporting on these things? It’s because the election is over and they know that if they report on these things now, then when these things really matter during the next election cycle, they can come out and report that these stories are old news and Republicans should just move on.
That arrogance the world saw coming from Cuomo was all a facade. Some people use arrogance and belligerence to cover up their own failings because it makes them look confident and who questions an arrogant confident man with power? Except for me, of course.
But things just went from bad to worse for the governor.
An aide to Governor Cuomo just admitted that the administration hid nursing home data on coronavirus infections after former President Donald Trump started pressuring them on Twitter. The big bad Orange Man was questioning New York’s ability to handle the pandemic virus, and apparently, the Cuomo administration went into cover-up mode.
I could be wrong, but I think Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) might call that obstruction. I’m probably wrong. He would help Cuomo cover-up as well.
Her name is Melissa DeRosa, a secretary to the governor, and she apologized to state Democratic leaders about the cover-up during a video conference call, according to a two-hour recording that was reviewed by the New York Post. Holy cow!
Of course, DeRosa tried to place blame on Donald Trump, but I think deep down inside, even the leftist freaks on Twitter aren’t buying that one. DeRosa wants you to believe that they possibly committed a crime because they were afraid of tweets from the president and therefore it was Trump’s fault.
“Right around the same time, [then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football,” she said to the video audience of Democrats.
“He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes,” DeRosa continued. They did. “He starts going after [New Jersey Governor Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Governor Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Governor] Gretchen Whitmer.” Well, they all did send COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes.
“And basically, we froze,” she said. But it’s Trump’s fault. In other words, progressive Democrats feel that they should never be criticized when they screw up, and therefore when someone criticizes them for screwing up, it’s not their fault, it’s the person who criticizes them’s fault. This is liberal logic.
DeRosa admitted that when Trump directed the Department of Justice to start a probe over the nursing home deaths, it forced the Cuomo administration to hide the numbers. Again, that is the very definition of obstruction.
“Because then we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation,” she added.
DeRosa apologized to the Democrats of New York for the political difficulty their cover-up may have caused. She didn’t apologize to a single family member of the thousands of people they killed in nursing homes by forcing coronavirus positive patients onto them.
“So we do apologize,” she said. “I do understand the position that you were put in. I know that it is not fair. It was not our intention to put you in that political position with the Republicans.”
A statement was released from Cuomo’s office and it denies belief in a Benevolent Being.
“We explained that the Trump administration was in the midst of a politically motivated effort to blame democratic states for COVID deaths and that we were cooperating with Federal document productions and that was the priority and now that it is over we can address the state legislature. That said, we were working simultaneously to complete the audit of information they were asking for.”
These people make me sick to my stomach. Even when they come clean about wrongdoing they blame their motivation on someone else.
Except they were not cooperating in New York state, by DeRosa’s own admission. They were obstructing a federal investigation, which was legitimate because the state of New York forced COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes which ended up killing thousands of elderly patients needlessly.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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