As it turns out, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo intentionally hid the true data and manipulated the reported data regarding Covid-19 nursing home deaths. Which is why it’s hilarious to look back on his own brother, Chris Cuomo, spreading baseless suspicion about the veracity of the Florida Covid data.
Can we trust the data from florida’s governor? https://t.co/1rLT3YzUYe
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) July 27, 2020
After all that has come to light, it’s even more hilarious to remember when Andrew Cuomo himself publicly shamed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, saying,
“Oh, I’d say to them all look at the numbers. You played politics with the virus and you lost. It was never politics. It was always science.”
Oh, honey. Bless your heart. Bless your lying, falsifying, manipulating, political heart.
In fact, the New York Post just learned that the Governor’s secretary, Melissa DeRosa, admitted during a video conference call with Democratic leaders that they intentionally withheld and delayed the information regarding the true number of nursing home deaths out of fear that it would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors.
I vividly remember back in August when a request was made for all the information about nursing home Covid deaths. And I remember laughing with sarcastic disgust when I heard the predictable response, clearly reading between the lines. According to Bill Hammond, the health analyst who had made the formal request,
“The state Health Department is offering a new explanation for why it won’t provide the full death toll of coronavirus in nursing homes: it can’t find the records.”
Oh, right. You suddenly lost all the records for something that is potentially incredibly damaging to particular political leaders. Of course it’s “lost.” And it wasn’t just “lost” from the New York State Senate, but also from the Federal Department of Justice, who were being asked to investigate accusations of fraudulent and manipulated death reporting. That’s the real reason that data had to get “lost.” If they found it for the State Senate, then it might find its way into the hands of the Department of Justice. And that might spell disaster for the Democrat Covid narrative.
Don’t worry, they sent Hammond a letter in which they explained that “a diligent search for relevant documents is still being conducted.”
“We estimate that this Office will complete its process by November 5, 2020. The Department will notify you in writing when/if the responsive materials are available for release or if the time needed to complete your request extends beyond the above date.”
How predictably political of Gov. Cuomo to make sure that such damning evidence didn’t come to light until literally days after the election. Because if he had been just a little more prompt with the truth, it could have been politically damaging for Democrats at the state and national level, and he couldn’t let that happen.
Admittedly, they intentionally masterminded this politically motivated coverup of the true Covid death toll. According to DeRosa on the video conference call, they decided to cover it all up “right around the same time, [then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football.”
“He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes,” DeRosa said. “He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Gov. Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Gov.] Gretchen Whitmer.”
The truth literally didn’t matter. They were willing to cover up the whole thing just so Donald Trump wouldn’t be right, especially just before the election.
And while engaging in a massive and intentional coverup in order to provide political protection for himself and his preferred Democrat candidates, Governor Cuomo was literally bragging about the low percentage of nursing home deaths in New York. He knew full well that the data was being faked and manipulated, and he still held press conferences where he bragged,
“Look at the basic facts where New York is versus other states. You look at where New York is as a percentage of nursing home deaths, it’s all the way at the bottom of the list.”
And now that all his lies, deceit, and manipulation have come to light, he doesn’t even care. Because the election is over and the country and media are run by Democrats. He’s protected well enough to feel confident saying that none of it matters anyway:
“Whether a person died in a hospital or died in a nursing home, it’s the people dying. People died. Who cares? … died in a hospital, died in a nursing home. They died.”
He is content to just shrug off the lives lost and lies told as a direct result of his poor leadership. But he already got his book deal, so what does he care.