Don’t worry, this scurrilous Democrat who works for Cuomo won’t go to jail for murder. That’s because she’s taking the fall for her boss.
As the New York Post reported,
Governor Cuomo’s top aide privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing-home death toll from COVID-19 — telling them “we froze” out of fear the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors, The Post has learned.
The stunning admission of a cover-up was made by Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa during a video conference call with state Democratic leaders in which she said the Cuomo administration had rebuffed a legislative request for the tally in August because “right around the same time, [then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football,” according to an audio recording of the two-hour-plus meeting.
“He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes,” DeRosa said. “He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Gov. Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Gov.] Gretchen Whitmer.”
So put correctly, this Cuomo minion feared the truth getting out about her boss. But don’t think she did this on her own.
The article continues,
In addition to attacking Cuomo’s fellow Democratic governors, DeRosa said, Trump “directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us.”
“And basically, we froze,” she told the lawmakers on the call.
“Because then we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation.”
DeRosa added: “That played a very large role into this.”
The DOJ rightly would have gone after Cuomo. Because he killed people. And as this article suggests, the governor’s office then tried to cover up their crimes.
But instead of being completely apologetic, this wench tries to put their actions in “context”:
After dropping the bombshell, DeRosa asked for “a little bit of appreciation of the context” and offered what appears to be the Cuomo administration’s first apology for its handling of nursing homes amid the pandemic.
But check out how she “apologizes”:
“So we do apologize,” she said. “I do understand the position that you were put in. I know that it is not fair. It was not our intention to put you in that political position with the Republicans.”
A decision that killed 13,000 senior citizens, and she blames it on not wanting to provide bad optics?
Cuomo executed 13,000 people because he didn’t want to look bad politically. And for this he got an Emmy? Moreover, he broke his arm patting himself on the back, while “Fredo” Cuomo added additional air cover on CNN.
His assistant is sorry that they put Democrats in the very uncomfortable position of lying to the public.
The article continues,
Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) immediately rejected DeRosa’s expression of remorse, according to the recording.
“I don’t have enough time today to explain all the reasons why I don’t give that any credit at all,” said Gottfried, one of the lawmakers who demanded the death-toll data in August.
State Senate Aging Committee Chairwoman Rachel May (D-Syracuse) — who was battered during her re-election bid last year over the issue of nursing-home deaths — also ripped into DeRosa, saying her former opponent had launched another broadside earlier in the day.
“And the issue for me, the biggest issue of all is feeling like I needed to defend — or at least not attack — an administration that was appearing to be covering something up,” she said.
“And in a, in a pandemic, when you want the public to trust the public-health officials, and there is this clear feeling that they’re not coming, being forthcoming with you, that is really hard and it remains difficult.”
Democrats spend their lives defending or not attacking their party, even when the party commits obvious crimes.
All one need do is look at the 2020 Presidential Election and the current cover of media and social media to understand why 13,000 aged New Yorkers met their fate due to the political grim reaper who is their governor.
And the likely reason Cuomo did this may be more sinister than anyone imagines. 13,000 dead old people looks good on the balance sheet.
Consider the cost to the state to care for old people. That number might help you understand why Cuomo euthanized these people; then tried to cover it up.