‘He was wrong’: Fox’s Pirro adds to growing outrage over Cuomo nursing home scandal

A bombshell report this week determined that Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acted to hide the actual number of COVID-19 deaths among nursing home patients in his state.

The revelation prompted a fiery monologue from Fox News Channel’s Jeanine Pirro, who called for legal consequences against the Cuomo administration.

“The most vulnerable in our society”

“There was criminal behavior before this came out,” said the former New York state judge during Friday’s installment of Fox & Friends, according to Fox.

Cuomo has faced fierce and bipartisan criticism for months over his administration’s policy to return convalescing COVID-19 patients back to nursing homes and other facilities, likely exacerbating the spread of the virus throughout the elderly population.

Speaking Friday, Pirro continued her opprobrium by calling the governor “a liar” and “political bully” who “made the decision to infect the most vulnerable in our society by sending in COVID-infected patients.”

She said it is “a no-brainer” to conclude that Cuomo “knew what was going on, he signed the mandate, he tried to blame everyone, including the president, for that, but he was wrong about that.”

According to subsequent updates, senior Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa acknowledged that the administration suppressed the actual numbers in its reports to the Department of Justice, though she attempted to place the blame on former President Donald Trump.

“A politically motivated effort”

“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 to 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,” DeRosa said in a phone call with state officials.

Cuomo aide Rich Azzopardi added: “We explained that the Trump administration was in the midst of a politically motivated effort to blame Democratic states for COVID deaths.”

A public statement from the Justice Department in August included an acknowledgment that New York was among the states that instituted a policy of returning infected patients to nursing homes, noting that the state’s associated death rate was significantly higher than the national average.

Pirro is hardly alone in demanding a serious probe into the situation.

According to Fox, U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) proclaimed that the “families of thousands of dead New York seniors deserve accountability and justice for the true consequences” of Cuomo’s policy. State GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy also weighed in, suggesting that “prosecution and impeachment discussions must begin right away.”

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  1. Governor Coumo acted like Nazis did durng World War II. Live doesn’t mean anything to him. It all about politics and trying to make President Donald Trump look bad. Yes he should be tried and put in prison as will as law suite to help pay for the loss of love ones.

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  3. Cuomo should definitely be impeached and sent to prison. The families of these victims must make their voices heard. It going to be interesting if the illegitimate turd Biden goes to bat for Cuomo cuz I’d bet that Cuomo has lots of dirt on Biden and crew. All I can say is stay tuned folks and grab your popcorn.

  4. about time that he was held accountable what an ego a bridge and then a book on how he controlled covid newsflash its still going on and he should own those deaths no excuse he would rather leave medical fully staffed ship idle than use them because president trump sent them to new york

  5. I would bet that when Cuomo went to the WH, what, Friday or Thursday he talked to Biden about Biden having Cuomo’s back because Cuomo knows that he is in a world of trouble. What underhanded things will this corrupt Administration do to keep Cuomo out of any trouble?? DOJ won’t do anything I feel. Most of the Prosecutors are DemoRats. Like I say, “I HOPE FOR THE BEST BUT I EXPECT THE WORSE.” We shall see. God bless all of you and God bless America….

  6. It is nice to find out how many patients were receiving Payments of benefits from the city of NY Less recipients of the city less payments to send or pay by the city

  7. Cuomo should be sued by the family who lost their love ones. They should ask $10 million for each death of covid & he should be impeached & put in prison.

  8. It is not only Cuomo there are several others who did the exact same thing – Wolf here in PA did it and I think NJ and Michigan also did it – all should be charged with murder – but all of them are democrats and we have seen they are never held responsible for their actions!!

  9. This is sad to me his idol must have been Hitler and Mussolini He just like Mussolini during World War II He will meet his maker Vengeance is mine saith the Lord.

  10. In addition to the deaths caused by putting infected people into nursing home he showed even more anti-senior issues. When the vaccine was distributed, it was supposed to go to first responders and seniors. He refused to allow seniors to be vaccinated. That was in the news recently but not hearing blasts for that. He is obviously very anti-seniors.

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