Soon after a report was released last week by New York Democrat and Cuomo ally NY Attorney General Leticia James, which confirmed the transfer of thousands of COVID patients into New York nursing homes just before the pandemic, a NY congresswoman and other GOP officials are calling for a criminal investigation.
On page 35 of the NY AG report the reports concludes:
“On March 25, DOH [Department of Health] issued guidance providing that “[n]o resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the nursing home solely based on confrmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. Nursing homes are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or re-admission.”
NY AG Report excerpt below on transfer of COVID patients, CLICK HERE FOR LARGER IMAGE
The NY Attorney General report is the first time that criticism of Cuomo over the matter has come from a member of his own party, and an ally he has been viewed as close to. In addition the Buffalo News reports that Cuomo is getting “little help from his fellow Democrats.” The Buffalo News analysis says:
“Attorney General Letitia James was given important political assistance by Cuomo in her successful quest to become attorney general in 2018 after Eric Schneiderman resigned in disgrace. He raised money for her, took her on a government trip with him to Puerto Rico and, since she became attorney general, Cuomo and James appeared to enjoy a close public relationship.”