When asked Friday for his message to families who lost loved ones in nursing homes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) punted the blame, declaring Trump turned the tragedy into a “political football.”
Cuomo spoke to reporters yesterday in the wake of the damaging report released Thursday by Attorney General Letitia James. The findings accuse the Cuomo administration of underreporting nursing home deaths by as much as 50%, as reported by the Post Millennial.
“Where this starts is, frankly, a political attack from prior federal administration,” Cuomo said. “What I would say is everyone did the best they could.”
Cuomo was asked to give a message “as a father, as a son” to families who lost loved ones in nursing homes. Apparently, this looked like the perfect opportunity to blame former President Trump instead of giving a caring and heartfelt message.
“When I say the the State Department of Health, as the report said, the State Department of Health followed federal guidance, so if you think there was a mistake then go talk to the federal government,” he said.
The report found that “published nursing home data reflected and may have been undercounted by as much as 50 percent,” Attorney General Letitia James’ found in this investigation, as reported by NBC News.
Cuomo repeatedly reminded the audience and viewers that people died and it was the federal government’s fault.
“It’s not about pointing fingers or blame, it’s that this became a political football, right,” he asked. “Look, whether a person died in a hospital or died in a nursing home, it’s people dying. People dying.”
Cuomo reminded reporters that most of the coronavirus deaths are people with preexisting conditions, something the governor seemed to have forgotten when shutting down and killing the state’s restaurant industry.
“People died. By the way, the same people are dying today. 96 percent of the people who die are older people with comorbidities, which happens to be the population that lives in nursing homes. It’s continuing today,” the governor said.
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As photos and videos of stores across the country that haven no more baby formula in stock are going viral on social media, Republican Congresswoman Kat Cammack made a shocking discovery. According to Cammack and reported by Townhall, “pallets of baby formula have been delivered by the Biden Administration as store shelves go bare.”
“Biden is sending pallets of baby formula to the border. Meanwhile, store shelves across America are empty and moms are being told they don’t know when more is coming in. Welcome to Biden’s America where American moms and dads are last,” Cammack posted on Facebook. “What is infuriating to me is that this is another example of an America last agenda. Pallets [of baby formula]”.
“The American government is sending by the pallet, thousands and thousands of containers of baby formula to the border,” she said in a video.
Border Patrol agents have been instructed not to take baby formula home for their own children.
The first photo is from this morning at the Ursula Processing Center at the U.S. border. Shelves and pallets packed with baby formula.
The second is from a shelf right here at home. Formula is scarce.
This is what America last looks like. pic.twitter.com/OO0V99njoy
— Kat Cammack (@Kat_Cammack) May 11, 2022
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