Washington – Rape. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling for an inquiry into the government. Andrew Cuomo’s Growing Nursing Home Crisis.
The Queens Democrat wrote in a statement on Friday, “I support the return of our state to co-governance and to stand with our local authorities to conduct a full investigation into the operation of nursing homes during COVID-19 Call. “
“Thousands of New Yorkers lost their lives in nursing homes during the epidemic. Their loved ones and the public are entitled to answers and transparency from their elected leadership, and the Secretary’s remarks warrant a full investigation.”
The Cuomo administration is under fire under its alleged cover-up of deaths at New York nursing homes, a state attorney general investigation found was 50 percent higher than state officials.
Last week, The Post revealed that Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa Derasa, privately admitted to state lawmakers that the administration would have intentionally extrapolated data on deaths from federal prosecutors in COVID-19 nursing homes out of fear Is that the exact number “will be used against us.”
Another scandal has escalated in recent days after state Assembly member Ron Kim, another Queens Democrat, accused Cuomo of “destroying him until he helped prevent a collapse from political Melestrom.” “Threatened to do.
A dozen state Assembly Democrats announced their support for Kim and introduced legislation publicly supported by Queens lawmakers seeking to oust Cuomo of emergency powers related to the epidemic.
A letter signed by nine state Democratic lawmakers also accused the besieged governor of the judiciary and called for an investigation to deal with the health crisis at the nursing home.
“As a co-equal branch of government, the Legislature is well within its rights to oversee executive rights. In fact, it is our duty to get that inspection. “
Sources told The Post on Wednesday that the FBI and the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York have launched an investigation to deal with Cuomo’s crisis.