If you really want to show the world that you're a scumbag, there's no better way than to tell everyone that you don't care about people dying from COVID.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has come under fire for remarks that he made last week during a press conference on COVID related to deaths in New York from the virus, and those especially linked to dying as a result of his terrible nursing home policies.
He spoke on the matter following a report from the New York Attorney General which stated that the number of nursing home deaths due to Gov. Cuomo's policies which resulted in at least double the amount of nursing home deaths than what had previously been reported.
The unapologetic governor said everything except that he was at fault and should take responsibility. He claimed it was political football, and claimed it was President Trump's fault, and tried talking about how he lost his dad. Basically, he was trying to justify and dismiss his actions.
“Your staff is often unapologetically aggressive when it comes to defending your policies, particularly on social media,” a reporter said to Cuomo during a press conference. “But in this case, many of the people who disagree with how this whole situation was handled with the nursing homes have a very personal connection to it. They’ve lost someone in the pandemic tied to a nursing home. So the policy aside—who was right, who was wrong—just as a father, as a son, what would your message be to those families today?”
“What I would say is everyone did the best they could. When I say the State Department of Health, as the report said, the State Department of Health followed federal guidance. So if you think there was a mistake, then go talk to the federal government,” Cuomo responded. “It’s not about pointing fingers of blame. It’s that this became a political football, right? Look, whether a person died in the hospital or died in a nursing home, it’s, the people died. People died.”
“96% of the people who die are older people with comorbidities, which happens to be the population that lives in nursing homes,” he continued. “It’s continuing today, even with all the testing that we’re doing. If you look at New York State, we have a lower percentage of deaths in nursing homes than other states. A third of all deaths in this nation are from nursing homes. New York state we’re only about 28% … but were below the national average in number of deaths in nursing homes.”
“But who cares? 3,328 died in a hospital, died in a nursing home. They died.”
It's time that Gov. Cuomo owns up to his mistakes, admit that his policies resulted in tens of thousands more deaths than should have occurred, and it's time for him to leave office, preferable through being recalled.