Andrew Cuomo’s local newspaper calls for his resignation

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s local newspaper, which has endorsed him three times for governor, called on him to resign in an editorial over the weekend, The Hill reported.

“First Gov. Andrew Cuomo hid the truth about deaths of nursing home residents from the public. Then his administration lied about why. Then, pretending to come clean, it lied about why it lied,” read the The Albany Times-Union editorial. “Enough. Mr. Cuomo has squandered the public’s trust at a time when it’s needed more than ever.”

The staff noted that trust in government officials is of paramount importance during the current pandemic and Cuomo broke that trust by withholding and undercounting data about nursing home deaths in his state. “It is time for Mr. Cuomo to resign, and for those who helped him deceive the public to go, too,” they wrote.

Believing his own press

Cuomo has steadfastly refused to resign despite increasing pressure from many within his own party.

The governor’s fall from grace comes after a year of glowing press coverage. In November last year, he received a Daytime Emmy for his press briefings and even published a book about his handling of the pandemic in New York.

His daily coronavirus briefings were broadcast on national television for weeks, and the media heaped praise on his supposed leadership as New York became the epicenter of the first wave of the virus. He was even mentioned as a possible presidential candidate when party leaders briefly considered replacing Joe Biden on the ticket.

In reality, he was one of the last governors to act on mitigating the coronavirus, and sent thousands of nursing home patients back into those facilities while they were still positive for the virus and able to infect others.

Fox News meteorologist Nancy Dean said for almost a year that Cuomo’s positive press was undeserved and that he caused thousands of unnecessary nursing home deaths with his policies.

Undercounted deaths by 50%

Cuomo claimed in a July report that nursing home staff were the ones responsible for spreading the virus there and that New York ranked better than most states in nursing home deaths.

In a January report, New York Attorney General Letitia James said New York nursing home deaths while Cuomo’s policy was in place were 50% higher than originally estimated.

The Times-Union editorial suggested that the cover-up was used to bolster Cuomo’s national image and sell more copies of his book.

That scandal, along with a growing number of sexual harassment allegations against the governor, have led to the paper demanding Cuomo’s resignation, a decision the editors said they did not make lightly after endorsing him three times as the right person to be New York’s “moral voice” on a national stage. “Mr. Cuomo can no longer be that voice,” they wrote.

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  1. The headline is miss leading much like all the CP Media has used against our POTUS Trump the past 5 years.

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  3. Where were your so=called journalists when this was happening???
    Too busy to look for a story???
    Or too complicate covering it up????

  4. Before you vote again, make sure you know what party is filled with corruption and evil…….JB has purposely run for CIC knowing full well that he has dementia….Guess the DEMS/RINOS wanted KH in the Oval Office as they knew that JB was ailing……….

  5. Absolutely! This was all planned out. This was a way of getting Kamala in the White House, she wouldn’t have won the election. Now the Dems can take credit for the first woman president and the first black woman president. All I can say is, the Dems must’ve made some lucrative offer to Jill Biden to go along with all this and to let Joe look like a fool to the world!

  6. typical politician B.S. regardless of your actions when they are exposed and the sh## hits the fan blame some one else for your failures, and the news cycle are just as much to blame as Como they all need to loose there jobs along with all the life time politicians in Washington D.C., maybe when we citizens wise up and quit buying into there lies and instead do some thing about it this country can once again be a proud place to live but people are either to scared or to dumb to realize the constitution was not written to protect politicians from wrong doing it was written to protect american citizens from letting politicians ruin our way of life

  7. The press is in on this ,they are Democrats.They have to protect There buddies.Como is evil he thinks he is above the law.What about all of his staff they are guilty also.Somebodyhad to know about this crime.They need to go to jail with the womeniser.They would make good company for Como

  8. There are some attention-grabbing deadlines on this article but I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There may be some validity however Ill take hold opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like extra! Added to FeedBurner as nicely

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