Cuomo Facing Several Investigations Despite DOJ Decision

( – The DOJ recently declined a civil rights investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) March 2020 executive order requiring nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients. This has raised the eyebrows — and ire — of some. Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) is among those who see the directive as something akin to a death warrant for thousands of innocent elderly residents.

In a March 26, 2020 article in the Wall Street Journal, doctors with the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine said actions like that “[represent] a clear and present danger” for those vulnerable people. Cuomo isn’t in the clear, though.

There are still several state and federal criminal investigations underway. New York Attorney General Letitia James is still pursuing the numerous sexual harassment claims and recently sent outside lawyers to interview him. There’s also speculation that he used state resources for personal gain with his new book.

Some pundits are of the opinion that any action against the governor will come at the state level. Andrew McCarthy of the National Review wrote that his gut is telling him “pigs will fly before the Biden administration takes any action against the Cuomo administration.”

Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) went so far as to accuse President Biden of being “complicit in the criminal corruption scandal and coverup of [sic] death of thousands of vulnerable seniors.” This can be translated, if one were inclined toward cynicism, as saying “situation normal for the Liberal Left.”

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