A year later, waiting on justice for New York's governor

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo COVIDAn upbeat Fox News meteorologist, who has become a relentless critic of New York’s governor, says she is still awaiting justice for her deceased in-laws.

This week marked the one-year anniversary that Janice Dean lost mother-in-law Dolores Newman to COVID-19, and her father-in-law would succumb to the virus weeks later, too. But it would be almost a year later that the always-smiling weather lady would learn Gov. Andrew Cuomo would be ultimately responsible for their deaths, since he ordered nursing homes across the state to take back COVID-positive patients who were recovering in hospital beds. 

That fact was, at first, unknown to the public while the media was praising the Democrat governor for leading a statewide effort to fight the virus. While the elderly were literally dying from the virus, Cuomo won an Emmy for his press conferences and landed a multi-million dollar book deal. 

It was a nursing home investigation by New York's attorney general that eventually uncovered the truth, and Attorney General Tish James' report released in late January not only faulted the New York Dept. of Health but concluded it had undercounted the gruesome deaths by as much as 50%. 

According to The New York Post, which was the first news outlet to demand answers from Cuomo, the New York Dept. of Health issued an order on March 25, 2020 that would lead to countless deaths across the state. 

“We've had over 15,000 deaths in elder care facilities,” Dean told Fox News, “and I believe it's partly because of the governor's mandate to put COVID-19-positive [patients] into nursing homes for 46 days.”

ventilator patientCuomo, however, refused to take the blame and claimed New York was following CDC guidelines.

"Who cares [if they] died in the hospital, died in a nursing home? They died," Cuomo angrily told reporters. 

Cuomo was already politically wounded from the nursing home scandal when numerous women began coming forward, one after another, to accuse him of sexual harassment. Yet the brash and arrogant governor vowed to remain in office and now, months after the scandal broke, Dean and other New Yorkers have witnessed the governor weather the political storm while claiming his innocence and blaming others.  

“[Cuomo] continues to lead,” Dean complained, “and it's like seeing your abuser on TV every day and realizing nothing is going to happen.”

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