Assemblyman Ron Kim on Wednesday urged the government to impeach Andrew Cowomo in the case of the death of comprehensive nursing home COVID-19, as he pressed for greater accountability of the facilities.
During a rally in Manhattan’s City Hall Park, Kim called on Cuomo to revoke the epidemic-related immunity given to nursing homes and hospitals and to make public all of their communications with those involved with those industries.
“We know that at the peak of the epidemic, some of the worst nursing home officials were given more unnecessary deaths than their poison pill to shield the legal, which could have actually happened.” [prevented] If we had all the data and information in real time, which he admitted was suppressed in the last seven months, ”Kim said.
Kim, a Democrat, also called on Cuomo and the state Democratic Committee to return a total of $ 10 million for contributions from the Grow New York Hospital Association and US Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-Manhattan), and a hearing in New York. Death in nursing home
“Today, we’re going to give Cuomo a chance to go back in time and do the right thing,” he said.
Kim’s remarks came on the same day that a former Cuomo aide, Lindsay Boylan, detailed her previous claims of sexual harassment by the governor, prompting US Representative Chief Ellis Stefanik (R-Glance Falls) to call her a “criminal sexual predator” who immediately ” Should be “. Resign “
Kim was joined at the rally by about 20 people, including several fellow Democratic elected officials and others – including Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean – whose family died from COVID-19, who were contracted in nursing homes.
City Public Advocate Jumaine Williams said Cuomo “should be held accountable.”
“And the secret is that everyone knows that this is not new to the government. Cuomo it is one that has always been before the epidemic,” Williams said.
“Ultimately it is being revealed who we knew that this governor blames everyone, from pay-to-play as well as real estate to pay-to-play to nursing home owners, for ducking accountability.” To give but himself, to bullying tactics. “
Last week, Kim accused Cuomo of threatening to destroy Kim for making politically critical remarks, which Kim said in a special report to The Post covering up the state’s nursing home death toll by the Cuomo administration told about.
In a recording obtained by The Post, top Cuomo ally Melissa Derasa privately told Democratic lawmakers on Feb. 10 that the administration halted the number of residents who died in those hospitals and feared the public could use it “for us.” did. Federal prosecutors.
Neither Cuomo’s office, the State Democratic Committee nor Nadler’s office immediately returned requests for comment.
Additional reporting by Bernadette Hogan