What sort of faux-dictatorship has Andrew Cuomo been running in New York all this time?
The Empire State Governor’s tactics are coming under renewed scrutiny this week, after his uncouth responses to a number of scandals have revealed a great deal about the depravity of how he operates.
First, there were a number of those within the state nursing home system that claimed Cuomo had attempted to bully and intimidate them, in hopes of keeping the true extent of his COVID-19 blunders under wraps.
Then, one nursing home administrator who chose to speak out wound up fielding a surprise investigation from state health inspectors.
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Cuomo’s arrogance appears to know no bounds, either, as it is now being reported that the Governor procured special COVID testing and treatment for his family members at a time in which nursing home patients were dying by the dozens.
As the coronavirus pandemic swept through New York early last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration arranged for his family members and other well-connected figures to have special access to state-administered coronavirus tests, dispatching a top state doctor and other state health officials to their homes, according to three people with direct knowledge of the effort.
As part of the program, a state lab immediately processed the results of those who were tested, the people said, even as average New Yorkers were struggling to get tested in the early days of the pandemic because of a scarcity of resources. Initially, the lab was capable of running only several hundred tests a day for a state with 19 million residents.
The use of state resources to benefit people close to the governor raises serious ethical questions, experts said. New York law prohibits state officials from using their positions to secure privileges for themselves or others.
Cuomo has repeatedly refused to resign, despite a number of high ranking Democrats within the State of New York and beyond demanding that he do so.
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