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Cuomo is Facing Rising Wrath from Dems as Impeachment Pressure Mounts

Governor Andrew Cuomo meets increasing pressure from mounting calls for his impeachment. 

The bi-partisan requests for the governor to be held responsible for his nursing home scandal continue to grow.

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Beyond manipulating the public about how much the pandemic is expanded in New York state, Governor Cuomo has continued the harsh feuds with fellow Democrats.

One of them is with Ron Kim, Democratic State Assemblyman, who claimed that he received threats from Cuomo to “destroy” his career because of his public questioning of the scandal.

Even New York celebrity Alec Baldwin got interested in the dispute and twitted:

“If Cuomo threatened Ron Kim’s career, Cuomo should resign.”

The New York state legislature is “inching” towards impeaching Cuomo, Kim said on the podcast “Skullduggery”.

“It will take a little time to build that consensus, but every day we are inching toward the impeachment process,” he said.

He also said that “virtually all” Republicans were in favor of an impeachment inquiry, along with 25 to 30 Democratic legislators — a number he believed would increase furthermore.

New York City Mayor de Blasio has also expressed interest in the Cuomo and Kim’s feud. He recognized a lot of familiar things, considering his long-standing claims that Cuomo is a “bully.”

He was asked if he had experienced similar attacks from Governor Cuomo, and he answered “many times.”

“I don’t think it’s just government,” he said. “A number of your colleagues in the media will tell you about calls where they were berated and belittled. It’s something that a lot of people in New York state have known about for a long time. I can’t get into the why. That’s a deeper question, I can only say it’s a very unfortunate way to treat people.”

In an interview six years ago, De Blasio even warned people about Cuomo:

“If someone disagrees with him openly, some kind of revenge or vendetta follows.”

Letitia James, the state’s attorney general nevertheless exposed the governor by publishing a 76-page report in late January, that found “consistent discrepancies between deaths reported to the attorney general’s investigators and those officially released by the Health Department.”

“The New York State attorney general accused the Cuomo administration of undercounting coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes by as much as 50 percent,” the Times wrote.

Public reactions began erupting when Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa had confirmed to the New York Post on February 11th that the Cuomo administration hid data from the Trump administration’s Department of Justice. According to DeRosa’s claims, this decision was political: Cuomo wanted to avoid repercussions against his administration from the public.

Later on, The Associated Press would report that the nursing home deaths originally reported by the state of New York misrepresented the true damage of the March 2020 executive order. The elderly deaths were downplayed because the Cuomo administration only attributed fatalities that occurred within the nursing homes themselves and not nursing home patients that died outside the facilities.

“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration confirmed… that thousands more nursing home residents died of COVID-19 than the state’s official tallies had previously acknowledged, dealing a potential blow to his image as a pandemic hero,” the Associated Press reported. “The surprise development, after months of the state refusing to divulge its true numbers, showed that at least 12,743 long-term care residents died of the virus as of Jan. 19, far greater than the official tally of 8,505 on that day, cementing New York’s toll as one of the highest in the nation.”

Moreover, more ‘recovering’ COVID patients than earlier reported were sent back to nursing homes by the Cuomo administration.

“The new number of 9,056 recovering patients sent to hundreds of nursing homes is more than 40% higher than what the state health department previously released,” the Associated Press reported.

NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the highest-profile addition to those calling for Cuomo’s impeachment on the political left.

Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement provided to Newsweek:

“I support our state’s return to co-equal governance and stand with our local officials calling for a full investigation of the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes during COVID-19.

“Thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers lost their lives in nursing homes throughout the pandemic. Their loved ones and the public deserve answers and transparency from their elected leadership, and the Secretary to the Governor’s remarks warrant a full investigation.”

It is simply the nature of blue-state politics to take any political move unless a consensus of liberals approves of it, and in the case of Andrew Cuomo’s New York, that state-of-affairs is coming to a head.

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Source: ctpost 

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