‘This is now criminal’: NY officials push for Cuomo’s impeachment over nursing home scandal

Even as a Senate impeachment trial against former Donald Trump wraps up, a prominent Democratic official is facing calls for his ouster.

Following the latest shocking revelations in an ongoing scandal involving New York’s nursing home population, critics of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo are pushing for his resignation or impeachment.

“Basically, we froze”

The effort stems from a recent report by New York Attorney General Letitia James, which indicates that the Cuomo administration underreported the number of COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents by as much as 50%.

In the wake of that revelation, Cuomo appeared to avoid serious repercussions, at one point even asking “who cares” where the infected patients ultimately died.

Earlier this week, however, the controversy intensified after it was discovered that top Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa admitted to an attempt to downplay the actual death toll. She reportedly made the acknowledgment during a private conversation with state lawmakers, though she attempted to blame the cover-up on former President Donald Trump.

“He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Gov. Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Gov.] Gretchen Whitmer,” DeRosa said, according to the New York Post. “And basically, we froze.”

She went on to argue that “we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation.”

“She covered stuff up”

Republican State Assemblyman Michael Montesano is among those who are now calling for a possible impeachment hearing against the governor.

“We’ve been calling for subpoenas and a hearing for quite a while,” he said on Friday, according to Fox News. “This news of the last several days is extremely troubling to me and I’m going to be asking today for his resignation and I’m also going to be asking the legislature to look into, to explore filing articles of impeachment against the governor if he doesn’t resign.”

According to Montesano, there appears to be a criminal component in DeRosa’s latest acknowledgment.

“This is now criminal,” he declared, as Fox reported. “The governor wants to talk about how our attacks on him are political. They’re not political, this we’ve had an inkling all the while that they were covering stuff up, and now she admitted that she covered stuff up because she knew the Department of Justice has an active investigation going on of the nursing home problems which a lot of us in the legislature, especially in the minority, requested that they do.”

For his part, the Cuomo administration released a statement on the matter, asserting: “We explained that the Trump administration was in the midst of a politically motivated effort to blame [Democratic] states for COVID deaths and that we were cooperating with Federal document productions and that was the priority and now that it is over we can address the state legislature. That said, we were working simultaneously to complete the audit of information they were asking for.”

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  1. Yeah you go lawyers is at work cheaters never prosper liars always get caught thieves deserve punishment not to name names God knows who they are. Humans are perfectly imperfect God’s not. You know God sets things right you know his vengeance you can’t deny the truth. Why because it will set America free. All along its like that old tv show to tell the truth will the real president please stand up.
    we know who that is.

    1. He can ask Barr to be his lawyer and get off scott free. if he is too busy to be bothered he could ask Justice Roberts to do the honors.

      1. hi tommy, maybe but in this maybe justice wins. lots of dems lost family in those homes and they too want him in jail…

      2. Yes, but we can change that if we never vote for another Democrat in any election. We have the power to teach them a very good lesson.

    1. Jim: I’d say he does need a huge prison time, a huge fine, and lose everything he stole from the American people..houses, cars, clean out his bank accounts and give this in restitution for the people’s loved ones that died at his merciless hands. He’s nothing but a lying, power hungry, thief. And I’m being nice.

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  3. Any more it’s like that old commercial, “he won’t eat it, give it to Mikie, he’ll eat anything”! Well just replace it with “blame it on Trump, he does everything”!!!

    1. I agree with you Don,look at Hillary and all the murders and corruption she. is responsible for i e Bengaghazi ,White water to just name 2
      For examples

  4. Cuomo should be sued for wrongful death by everyone who lost a loved one in a nursing home due to his sending covid positive patients into nursing homes. He knew the elderly population in nursing homes was more vulnerable to the virus, but he didn’t care! Then his statement “ who cares where they died” is blatant disregard for human life! Yet he touts “ how well he handled the crisis”, and even got an undeserved award! Time for him to pay!

  5. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is the poster boy for political reform in the United States of America. Additional qualifications beyond age, residency, and citizenship should be required for all candidates for all offices. In Cuomo’s case, a basic IQ test would probably have disqualified him.

  6. It’s not his fault he will complain, it’s Trumps, or maybe even his Brother Chris, who stuck that giant Q tip in the wrong location leaving his neglect of duties shirked.
    No problem, it’s only Lives and the New Yorkers don’t care, right Anthony?

  7. This POS needs to be behind bars. He knew exactly what he did. He at one point slobbered all over President Trump thanking him for getting the things he needed but then turned against Trump because the Dems that be came down on him. Trump gave him much more than he asked for and he didn’t use a tenth of what he had. He deserves to be in prison for killing these people by sending them to nursing homes and infecting people there as well. You can’t blame this one on trump! Now don’t you Democrats feel silly that he got an award, got a 2 million advance for his book & slated for another award????

  8. Am glad he will finally get what is due him . He is a crocket politician and a murderer Should be in prison and also pay restitution to all nursing home patients family who died because of him

  9. The ole saying, you can run but you can’t hide,the truth will come out sooner than later. We hope he gets what he deserves.

  10. He should be prosecuted for all those deaths in Nursing homes, but I’ll bet he won’t. You know that old expression, “No Ones Above The Law” unfortunately, it’s not true!

  11. Hey scumbag Cuomo, how does it feel to be under investigation and impeachment and prison time? You and your steroid filled brother went after Trump for total BS lies. I hope you rot in hell and become cellmates with ‘Big Bubba’. Make sure you have lots of Vaseline! Haha

  12. Cuomo should be impeached for everything he has done the all the nursing home patients who died because of what he did to them and also arrested for at lest 15 to 20 murders that he has committed and send the rest of his life in jail or maybe the death penalty for all these murders cause by Cuomo.

  13. Finally! Now the same thing needs to happen to New Mexico’s governor. The perpetual lockdown she and her minions instituted in the name of “NM’s citizen’s health has beggared this state’s economy and its citizens was done to further her career and, unfortunately, trickling up our beloved America. Down with NM’s governor!!

  14. it is all noise/talk until action is actually taken. He is obviously the worse
    governor in the USA and on top of that a despicable person and I hope he feels
    the pain.

  15. I bet scumbag Coumo has lots of dirt on Biden and crew so it will be interesting if turd head Joe goes to bat for him. The show is just starting folks, so grab your popcorn!

  16. Impeachment isn’t enough. Criminal charges of murder are needed but don’t hold your breath. They’ll pick a liberal commie judge who will let him skate.

  17. Now go after Piglosi for the 5 deaths on Jan 6 cuz she knew that there was going to be trouble and actually wanted it so the rotten dems could blame Trump.

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