NY officials hid true count of nursing-home deaths

Joanna Estrada
Марта 5, 2021

In his first news conference since sexual harassment allegations were made against him, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he and his administration are capable of juggling the sexual harassment and nursing home allegations against him while staying in office. The governor yesterday, of course, apologizing and insisting he will not resign.

The allegations by Bennett, Boylan and a third woman - Anna Ruch, 33, who says Cuomo grabbed her face and kissed her at a Manhattan wedding reception in 2019 - are the subject of a pending probe by an independent law firm to be selected by Attorney General Letitia James. "He no longer commands the respect necessary to lead NY".

New York's new regulations come amidst a wave of easements of restrictions in other states, including Texas and MS, both of which yesterday announced that all businesses, including concert venues, could open at 100% capacity with no mask requirements.

She had tweeted earlier about an abusive workplace environment in the administration, but after an unnamed woman reached out to her with a story of being harassed by Cuomo and seeing the possibility of him in the Biden administration being raised, she said, "I didn't think about it at all".

DAVE EVANS: Bill, I think today's poll reflects the sentiment of most elected Democrats in NY, and that is let's wait until this investigation is over.

Bennett also said Cuomo asked her if age difference mattered in a relationship, saying that he had said "he was fine with anyone over 22". The Governor repeatedly said he never touched anyone inappropriately. If anything, yesterday's apology bought Governor Cuomo some time while this investigation moves forward. "How can New Yorkers trust you @NYGovCuomo to lead our state if you "don't know" when you've been inappropriate with your own staff?" she wrote on Twitter.

DAVE EVANS: Late today, a small group protested outside Cuomo's Midtown office. And one activist said he spoke today with Lindsey Boylan and read her message.

He says he understands he acted in a way that made people uncomfortable.

"You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people, men, women". It is my usual and customary way of greeting. "We were afraid of the DOJ investigation'".

The report, which was based on interviews with unnamed officials in Cuomo's administration, alleges that the numbers were changed out of a desire to protect Cuomo from political fallout relating to his decision to order nursing homes to readmit patients who had tested positive for COVID-19.

Mr. Cuomo is refusing to resign over the harassment allegations by Ms. I work for the people of the state of NY.

In a few hours the New York State legislature will vote to decide whether or not to strip Gov. Cuomo of his emergency powers that were given to him early in the pandemic, to make decisions about things like quarantines without legislative oversight. "We also greatly appreciate all the time, effort and coordination with the local communities to get this project to this major milestone", New York Transco President Victor Mullin stated.

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