The ongoing coronavirus crisis has decimated the lives of millions of Americans, the economy, and the healthcare system in the US. It’s also exposed the incompetent leadership of a number of Democrat politicians.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is one such Democrat politician who displayed malicious incompetence in his COVID-19 approach. Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean experienced that cruelty firsthand and is now rumored to be exploring the possibility of replacing Cuomo as governor in 2022.
A bone to pick
Though Dean is not typically a participant in the political world, her family’s experience at the mercy of Cuomo’s disastrous dictates has made her one of the governor’s fiercest — and most outspoken — critics.
Dean’s foray into the political world was prompted by the loss of her parents-in-law, who passed away in March in a New York nursing home that had been forced to accept coronavirus patients by one of Cuomo’s executive orders.
Dean has been on the warpath against Cuomo ever since — and rightly so — because Cuomo is directly responsible for ordering thousands of COVID-19 patients into facilities housing the most vulnerable individuals to the deadly disease.
Cuomo still has not been held accountable for his actions by the media or the judicial system, and instead enjoys endless praise and adulation for his supposedly heroic handling of the worst COVID outbreak in the nation.
Dean has made it her mission to publically hold Cuomo accountable, despite pushback from the media and Cuomo’s team. Now, she’s indicated that she’s open to taking her opposition to the next step.
New York’s GOP is already floating a potential run for Dean against Cuomo, with Republican Party chairman Nick Langworthy declaring:
Someone like Janice Dean would be an absolute nightmare for Andrew Cuomo. She’s intelligent, accomplished has a national profile and she’s fearless. We will be conducting a widespread search to select the best candidate to take him on and Janice would unquestionably be a welcome addition.
When asked about a potential campaign against Cuomo in the upcoming 2022 election last week, Dean left the door open to the possibility. Speaking with the New York Post on Friday, Dean said she’s “still in contract with Fox News,” but “you never say never in this life, right? And many people have gotten into government because something personal has happened to them.”
On Thursday, Dean called Cuomo out via Twitter, challenging him to “a town hall with the grieving families who’d like to ask a few questions. Let’s see who’s #newyorktough.”
Later the same day while speaking to state GOP activists and donors, she attacked Cuomo again, saying, “It looks like the guy just wants to be a celebrity. He doesn’t want to be a governor. He wants to hang out with his buddies Bobby De Niro [and] Billy Crystal. Governor, if you want to be a celebrity by all means. Go to Hollywood and let somebody else take over.”
For now, Dean is keeping her plans vague but certainly has not dismissed the notion of challenging Cuomo. Dean told the Post last week:
I was beyond flattered and a bit surprised when Chairman Langworthy brought up a possible run for Governor someday. While I am not afraid of Mr. Cuomo and would love the chance to challenge his deadly policies that helped kill thousands of seniors, for now I am grateful for my job at FOX News as their senior meteorologist.