Andrew Cuomo Refuses to Testify in Congress About His Order That Killed 15,000 Nursing Home Residents by Micaiah Bilger for Life News
Disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo refused to testify Wednesday at a U.S. House hearing about his order that forced nursing homes to receive patients who tested positive for COVID-19, placing them with those most likely to die from the virus.
Cuomo, a pro-abortion Democrat, resigned in 2021 amid accusations of sexually harassing women and covering up nursing home deaths linked to his COVID-19 order. Investigations into his handling of the coronavirus pandemic continue.
This month, Republican lawmakers asked Cuomo to testify before the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on COVID-19 about his 2020 nursing home order, but he did not show up, The New York Post reports.
“Corrupt Andrew Cuomo failed to show up and answer our requests for transparency and accountability on behalf of the families who lost their loved ones due to his deadly nursing home order and criminal cover up,” New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik told the Post. “He cannot hide from the truth. We know Cuomo and Gov. [Kathy] Hochul are to blame for the deaths of over 15,000 New Yorkers.”
In early 2020, Cuomo received wide-spread praise in the mainstream media for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, pro-life advocates quickly expressed alarm after the governor ordered nursing homes to receive COVID-positive patients, meaning people with the virus were placed together with those most likely to die from it.
Eventually, evidence began to surface that state health officials under the Cuomo administration failed to report all of the nursing home deaths to the public. In March, an audit by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli found the Cuomo administration failed to report 4,000 nursing home deaths to COVID-19, likely in an attempt to keep up the positive publicity for Cuomo.