The state of New York legislators
decided that stripping Governor Andrew Cuomo of his temporary emergency powers to issue blanket executive orders, while also allowing him to keep his COVID-19 executive powers, is the best way to teach Governor Andrew Cuomo a lesson for his fudging of the COVID-19 data related to the 15,000+ nursing home deaths.
“The governor cannot extend actions beyond the first 30 days unless they explicitly relate to the COVID-19 pandemic,” is what is up on the New York Assembly page
. The state of New York Attorney General Office
and the U.S. Department of Justice’s
investigations into why Governor Andrew Cuomo thought it was a good idea to lie about the number of folks the coronavirus pandemic was killing off is why on March 5, 2021, the state legislators voted, 107-43 in the Assembly and 43-20 in the Senate, to make it look like they are doing something about the governor’s derelict in duty during the COVID-19 pandemic.
And just so y’all know, “to sign the bill or not to sign the bill?” is not a question for Governor Andrew Cuomo because the democrats have an overriding majority in the Assembly and the Senate.
Now, back on point, these investigations have been going on since 2020. On January 28, 2021, the state of New York Attorney General Office
released their report showing that the New York gov wasn’t being truthful about the number of folks the coronavirus had killed off in the nursing homes.
Here’s how it read on the press release page
, “Since March, Attorney General James has been investigating nursing homes throughout New York state based on allegations of patient neglect and other concerning conduct that may have jeopardized the health and safety of residents and employees.
Among those findings were that a larger number of nursing home residents died from COVID-19 than the New York State Department of Health’s (DOH) published nursing home data reflected and may have been undercounted by as much as 50 percent.”
Folks would rightfully think that the information coming from the state of New York Attorney General Office about the state’s Department of Health telling half truths about the number of folks’ dying in nursing homes would have been enough for the state of New York legislators to act sooner. But, unh-unh. The state of New York legislators didn’t act any sooner because this was bad news about their boy and they didn’t want to pile on
it on their boy. Therefore, the state of New York legislators decided they’d do what was best for their boy which is to sit and let it chill on ice until all of the bad about their boy just blew away.
The thing about bad, though, is that it doesn’t just go away. It keeps piling, and piling, and piling up until it pushes through right from up under that rug, there. And 10 out of 10 times, the person causing all of the bad is the one pushing the pile from up under the rug. Take Andrew Cuomo, for instance, and how he jacked up his situation even more by trying to play the big bad tough guy with fellow democrats who were telling him about his wrong.
According to the folks over at Time
, Assembly Member Ron Kim and eight other Assembly members sent a letter to Andrew Cuomo telling him that he “deliberately covered up” the number of nursing home deaths and that he “engaged in an intentional obstruction of justice” as a result of his cover up. Andrew Cuomo didn’t like that.
So, he picked up the phone, called Ron Kim at his home, and curse him out and threaten to jack up Ron Kim’s Assembly member life style if he didn’t do what Andrew Cuomo wanted him to do. “He went off on, I have not seen his wrath, that he had bit his tongue about me for months. And I heard, ‘I can’t go out tomorrow and I will destroy your career. I will start telling the world how bad of an Assembly member you are and you’ll be finished,” is what the Time folks say the Associated Press
folks say Ron Kim told them. Andrew Cuomo
then came back at Ron Kim, accusing him of hating all because Andrew Cuomo won’t support Ron Kim’s special treatment of “nail salon owners.”
All of that happened on the eleventh of February
. Yet, the state legislators didn’t do anything. They just sat back like Uncle Smoke in his rocking chair, waiting for all of the carrying on to end. The carrying on, however, doesn’t end unless ol’ woman steps in. And in this case, ol’ woman is none other than the U.S. Department of Justice.
On February 18, 2021, it was reported that the U.S. Department of Justice
is continuing its investigation, from August 26, 2020, of the nursing home deaths in the state of New York. The state of New York legislators looked at that and were like, “We better do something before folks figure out we ain’t doing nothing.”
In less than 2 weeks, on March 2, 2021, the state of New York Legislators announced they were doing something. And the something they did was to strip the governor of his emergency powers while allowing him to keep his COVID-19 pandemic powers.
The only problem with all of that is they fail to stop Governor Andrew Cuomo from using the
something, COVID-19 pandemic powers, which he used in order to cover up the fact that he created a situation that made it easier for the coronavirus to kill 15,000+ more folks in the nursing homes than what he told everybody about.