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Cuomo Still Hasn’t Answered for His Biggest Crime

New York governor Andrew Cuomo might be leaving his post in 14 days after a slew of sexual-harassment accusations, but he has yet to answer for his most egregious wrongdoings. Cuomo is responsible for the deadliest mistake of the coronavirus pandemic when he compelled nursing homes to accept elderly patients who had already tested positive for COVID-19. It’s possible that around 11,000 New Yorkers died because of his actions.

One might defend the governor by noting that health officials were still grappling with COVID at the time — even though others, including media’s archvillain Ron DeSantis had reversed similar nursing-home decisions faster. Yet his office, almost surely with his knowledge, worked to conceal and rewrite the numbers to hide them from adoring Cuomosexuals and the rest of the public. (Cuomo won an Emmy Award “in recognition of his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world” months after the Associated Press had already reported on the discrepancies in New York’s death totals.) Even after Cuomo fully understood the depth of his mistake, and even after he began concealing his ineptitude, the governor was writing a book hailing his own competency (possibly using state resources) that netted him $5.1 million. This is corrupt, sociopathic behavior.

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