Fox News star Janice Dean has been very vocal about her disgust for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic — and she’s not letting up.
In a savage op-ed published by Fox News on Sunday, Dean exposed Cuomo’s poor leadership and manipulation of the media, warning Cuomo that “the more you try to silence us, the louder our voices will become.”
Pulling back the curtain
Dean is Fox News senior meteorologist, and as such, is not the typical candidate to go up against one of the nation’s most powerful politicians — but the tragic deaths of her in-laws in a New York nursing home as a direct result of Cuomo’s leadership set a fire in her that appears to only be growing.
Dean wrote in Sunday’s op-ed:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “leadership” memoir “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic” was written and promoted in 2020 while over 30,000 New Yorkers died from the coronavirus (the largest number of deaths of any state) with an overwhelming percentage of those deaths coming from residents in nursing homes.
American Crisis” landed on the New York Times bestseller list in October and has lined his pockets as he continues to profit off the deaths of tens of thousands of New Yorkers.
Two of those deaths were my husband’s parents, Mickey and Dee Newman, both of whom contracted the virus in their separate elder care facilities in New York City.
I believe the deaths of thousands of seniors who have died from COVID in New York State could’ve been prevented, and that’s the reason why I became an advocate over the last eight months trying to expose Cuomo’s own “mistakes and shortcomings,” while the national media crown him as one of their finest politicians.
Dean calls out Cuomo’s early reaction to the virus — dismissal and outright denial of its seriousness — and his later reaction — issuing a shocking executive order that shunted thousands of COVID-19 positive patients into NY nursing hopes — in her exposé.
Nursing home tragedy
“On March 18, the governor reassured everyone there would NOT be a shelter-in-place order for New York. He told people to go about your life and do not be afraid,” wrote Dean.
“The very next day, Cuomo began his shut down of New York,” she continued. “He would sign an order that helped kill thousands of seniors six days later. We were all confused. And scared. But none of us knew the tragedy was yet to unfold.”
As Dean pointed out, Cuomo actually acknowledged the grave danger his state’s seniors were in as the most vulnerable population to the devastating virus — but then just days later, issued the order that led to still-unknown numbers of preventable deaths.
“Not only has Cuomo and his administration failed to provide any information to the Justice Department, lawmakers, Hammond, or countless reporters and grieving families who have asked they be disclosed, he also prefers to blame others for his disastrous mandate and instead says all of it is politically motivated,” Dean wrote.
Dean explained that she was even invited to testify about the state’s nursing home tragedy at a state hearing, but was mysteriously uninvited just before she was slated to appear.
“Your mistakes cost us the lives of our family members, governor,” Dean concluded. “But rest assured, we, the People will be strong in our fight for answers and accountability. And the more you try to silence us, the louder our voices will become.”
Read Dean’s full exposé here.