New York suffered the most from the COVID pandemic—thanks largely to the failed leadership of Democrat governor Andrew Cuomo. Yet despite his massive failure, the man is trying to make a quick buck off the crisis with a new book. In it, the governor tries to re-write the history of what he did to New Yorkers. But a group of them are not letting him forget what he really did.
New York saw the worst cases and deaths at the start of the COVID panic. No other state came close (especially in the conservative South). Early on, the panic-stricken and clueless governor desperately depended on President Trump for help. The president surged support to New York—more than it needed—providing supplies, PPE, and even mobile hospitals.
At the time, Cuomo was very appreciative. Then, as things settled down, he turned on the one man who aided him. Trying to deflect from the massive blunders he and Mayor de Blasio committed, Cuomo has written a book trying to paper over his lack of leadership. This, despite the fact that the many COVID deaths were directly his fault.
But a group of protesters was not about to let Cuomo get off the hook that easily.
A silver casket was wheeled to the front of a Brooklyn nursing home Sunday — and 6,500 copies of the cover of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new book were dumped into it in protest of his COVID-19 policies.
The number of covers was equal to the roughly 6,500 people who have been reported killed by the coronavirus in nursing homes in the state — although the ralliers said they believe the figure is much higher.
“My mother-in-law got COVID in an elder-care facility but died in a hospital, [so] her number does not count’’ in New York’s nursing-home tally, said Janice Dean…
Protesters have mainly ripped Cuomo’s March 25 mandate that prevented nursing homes, with their vulnerable populations, from turning away coronavirus-positive patients. [Source: New York Post]
The pain millions of New Yorkers are going through is entirely Cuomo’s (and de Blasio’s) fault. He recklessly shut down the state, including businesses, churches, and schools—ignore the devastating toll it would have on everyone. I guess he thought the massive drop in tax revenue would be supplemented by a federal bailout. But the bailout never came. New Yorkers started to leave in droves, concerned for their children’s future.
Only then, did Cuomo scramble to reopen (yet the state is still largely locked down).
But the real crime committed by this left-wing governor was his policy to force sick patients into nursing homes. He demanded nursing homes take in COVID positive people, even though from the beginning we knew the elderly were the most vulnerable. The massive death toll in New York is entirely his fault, because of this horrible policy.
Yet today, Cuomo pretends to be a hero. He has tried to scrub his nursing home policy from history and champion his “leadership” with a bogus book. But is anyone buying that?
Cuomo should be investigated for how he handled the pandemic. Much like in previous crises (re: Superstorm Sandy), the governor had no vision and no clue. He could only depend on much more competent leaders like Trump to pull his butt out of the fire.
But the damage has been done. New York might never be the same. But will Cuomo pay for his part in this disaster? Will he face the consequences of his destructive policies?
We’ll have to wait and see.