GOP Rep Stefanik Slams Governor Cuomo For His Role In Thousands Of Nursing Home Deaths
(Tea Party 247) – While the mainstream media is determined to convince you that President Donald Trump is solely responsible for every single coronavirus death on American soil since the start of the virus, there’s no denying the very stark reality that there are some leaders who do have blood on their hands.
And it’s not Trump.
During a Monday appearance of Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” rising GOP star Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) slammed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gross hypocrisy for demanding an investigation into a high school student who may have spread the virus while himself sending elderly New Yorkers with coronavirus back into nursing homes, contributing to the death of thousands.
This week, a report came out that a coronavirus outbreak in New York was connected to the student, who attended a graduation ceremony after visiting Florida.
Stefanik called this the “height of hypocrisy” as the governor refused to be held accountable for his policy of sending patients who had tested positive for coronavirus back into nursing homes.
“[T]he reason why it’s hypocritical is the governor refuses to be held accountable for the thousands and thousands of seniors who lost their lives because of the failed and fatal nursing home policies,” Stefanik argued.
“So, yes, of course, we need to contact trace individuals that attended that high school graduation ceremony, but it really have hypocritical that the governor is pointing fingers at this high school student,” she continued.
“It was a fatal policy and most importantly, it did not follow federal guidance from CMS,” she added.
“Federal guidance from CMS was very clear that a nursing home should only accept a positive COVID patient if they were able to isolate them and did they had adequate PPP and testing. New York State has not been transparent, and family members of seniors who lost their lives have not gotten answers but most importantly were not even made aware when there was positive COVID cases in these senior living facilities.”
Stefanik went on to note that Cuomo has blamed President Donald Trump, the media, healthcare workers, senior citizens, and Republicans when it was his policy that led to the nursing home deaths.
“These families deserve accountability, they deserve transparency, they deserve answers, and most importantly, we need to make sure as policymakers that this never happens in New York State or anywhere again,” she declared.