Cuomo Nursing Home Scandal Intensifies After Allegations He Threatened Democratic Lawmaker
Feb 18 2021
However, with the Cuomo administration being accused of deliberately withholding data on nursing home deaths from lawmakers following the governor's ill-fated order that assisted living facilities accept COVID-positive patients, critics are calling on CNN's most-watched show to cover the latest developments.
"The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war against COVID, however, to be truly effective, we must ensure it is distributed fairly and equitably", Cuomosaid.
The network added, "CNN has covered the news surrounding Governor Cuomo extensively".
The governor told reporters on Wednesday his relations with Kim as "open and hostile". The governor accused Kim of being "unethical" for backing nail salon owners as lawmakers discussed safety and wage reforms of the industry in 2015. We have been cooperating with them and we will continue to.
"No man has ever spoken to me like that in my entire life", Kim said.
"The day after DeRosa admitted the truth, Kim gave a comment to The New York Post: "[her comments sounded like] they admitted that they were trying to dodge having any incriminating evidence that might put the administration or the [Health Department] in further trouble with the Department of Justice".
Lawmakers in NY from Cuomo's own party are also pushing back against the governor.
DeRosa has been the target of criticism after informing state legislators the governor's office hadn't given them accurate numbers out of concern over a federal inquiry.
Members of that task force include the governor's secretary, Melissa DeRosa, who was caught on audio last week admitting to top Democratic leaders in NY that the administration hid the full data on nursing home fatalities during the Trump administration over fears that the president would call them out. Cuomo's adviser denied Kim's accusation.
"These facts are not going way because they are the facts- unacceptable facts that hold him accountable", Kim said in the statement. "He attacked me and said that I obstructed justice in a letter".
"We certainly see the need for a quick response but also want to move toward a system of increased oversight, and review", she said. "Mr. Kim is lying about his conversation with Governor Cuomo Thursday night", he said in a statement, which was reported by Spectrum News.
Cuomo referred to Kim's actions as "pay to play", a phrase used to describe political behavior previous officials in his administration have been fired for: "I believe it's a continuing racket because he's still doing it".