A top aide of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) recently admitted that the Cuomo administration deliberately covered up the true COVID death toll in nursing homes in order to try and avoid political and potentially criminal consequences.
The admission prompted Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean, who has been highly critical of Cuomo’s handling of the pandemic for personal reasons, to insist that those involved in the nursing home scandal should “go to jail.”
Dean’s personal interest in the matter stems from the fact that both of her parents-in-law contracted the coronavirus and died while residing in long-term adult care facilities in 2020, which she blames on Gov. Cuomo’s policy of forcing nursing homes to accept COVID patients who had been released from hospitals.
“They should all go to jail”
In a tweet posted Thursday evening, Dean wrote, “The Secretary to @NYGovCuomo @melissadderosa admitted in a closed door meeting yesterday with democratic lawmakers that they covered it all up. They should all go to jail.”
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) February 12, 2021
Twenty minutes later, she followed up with another tweet that reemphasized, “They all should go to jail.”
“Bombshell” admission of guilt
Dean’s tweets didn’t stray far from the message she put forward one night earlier during an appearance on “Fox News Primetime” with rotating guest host Mark Steyn.
“This is the biggest bombshell we have had so far,” Dean said. “We had a trickling in of the numbers. We knew the numbers were much bigger than the governor was admitting.”
“Over 15,000 residents died from getting COVID in their nursing homes,” she continued, “and now the biggest bombshell coming from the New York Post that his secretary, Melissa DeRosa, admitted that they covered it all up.”
“I would like to thank whoever that Democratic lawmaker that was the leak yesterday that gave us that information because I believe all of them should go to jail,” Dean said.
Need to see justice served
“We need to see these people on the stand, with a jury, with us, the people that lost our loved ones, in the audience to see them tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” Dean insisted. “Justice needs to be served. We don’t have our loved ones here today, but by God, I am here to be a voice for all of them.”
“I have never been a political person in my entire life [but] it affected my family,” she added. “I’m speaking on behalf of them. It is their 60th wedding anniversary today, Mark, and the angels won.”