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Jose Garcia

(2,715 posts)
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 03:51 PM Feb 2021

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants Cuomo Administration Investigated Over Nursing Home Deaths

Source: Newsweek

Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on Friday that she was joining several other Democrats in the state in calling for a full investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo's handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement sent to Newsweek, Ocasio-Cortez wrote, "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," the statement continued. "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."

In addition to Ocasio-Cortez, several other New York lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have also called for an investigation into Cuomo's handling of nursing homes during the pandemic.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-wants-cuomo-administration-investigated-over-nursing-home-deaths-1570636

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants Cuomo Administration Investigated Over Nursing Home Deaths (Original Post) Jose Garcia Feb 2021 OP
I agree, as long as the purpose is to garner all relevant facts, not to no_hypocrisy Feb 2021 #1
If he deliberately screwed up,... MicaelS Feb 2021 #6
I fully agree Polybius Feb 2021 #2
It's the right thing to call for and he will come out just fine. ancianita Feb 2021 #3
Message auto-removed Name removed Feb 2021 #4
We are Democrats and I approve this because we want the truth. Lunabell Feb 2021 #5
Trump also wanted an investigation of Cuomo. R B Garr Feb 2021 #7
Al Franken got booted out by his own party GentleAlien Feb 2021 #8
Ah, should I mention the gossip of AOC wanting to challenge him for his next term?? a kennedy Feb 2021 #9
Imagine a Cuomo, AOC, de Blasio primary. Marcuse Feb 2021 #10
Aw, c'mon, guys. Give Cuomo some respect already... GoldenMezzoDiva Feb 2021 #11
As he should be. n/t demmiblue Feb 2021 #12
Trump agrees. R B Garr Feb 2021 #13
Cuomo is a strong leader and a good governor radius777 Feb 2021 #14

no_hypocrisy

(47,124 posts)
1. I agree, as long as the purpose is to garner all relevant facts, not to
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 03:55 PM
Feb 2021

punish Andrew Cuomo as the primary reason.

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Lunabell

(6,344 posts)
5. We are Democrats and I approve this because we want the truth.
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 05:49 PM
Feb 2021

Where ever the chips fall, as long as it is a fair and independent investigation. I just want truth.

GentleAlien

(57 posts)
8. Al Franken got booted out by his own party
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 09:18 PM
Feb 2021

I personally disagree with the punishment meted out to him, but still take pride in the fact that Democrats are capable of introspection and self-correction, something the other side lacks. I feel that Cuomo's mismanagement might be a bigger issue that Al's misstep..

a kennedy

(30,554 posts)
9. Ah, should I mention the gossip of AOC wanting to challenge him for his next term??
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 09:51 PM
Feb 2021

This could fall right into her lap.......and sorry i’m just saying......

GoldenMezzoDiva

(79 posts)
11. Aw, c'mon, guys. Give Cuomo some respect already...
Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:06 PM
Feb 2021

I live in New York, and consider myself darn lucky. Because unlike in so many other states, such as South Carolina, South Dakota, Florida, yadda-yadda, my governor has tried really hard to care for his constituents during these Plague Times. Taking on Trump!, providing easily accessible safety nets, enforcing mask/social distancing protocols, looking out for the black and brown community, and briefing the public daily. Granted, Andrew is not a perfect human. And yes, he can get "gang-sta". But that's all part of being a New Yaww-kah, n'est-ce pas? Seriously, after seeing tears well in his eyes day after day, I remain convinced that he really cares about people.

That being said, horrific as it would be if the nursing home mismanagement allegations are proven, I always fail to understand the need for Dems to self-righteously go after Dems, tooth and nail. This, friends, is how we ended up losing our amazing liberal senator, Al Franken, and our majority at the time. At the moment our majority hangs by a thread.

Further, in my estimation, the simultaneous bloodlust for ousting NY and CA governors -- by both dems and repugs, are not coincidental.

Although I have great respect for AOC, I fear that her firebrand ways could become somewhat wearing on the public. I hope that Alexandria's lifestyle/political record will remain ABSOLUTELY and COMPLETELY squeaky-clean. Without a blemish, so that she is able to attain her goals.

In closing, as some quarters are chompin' at the bit for an AOC/DiBlasio primary, keep in mind that the extremely charismatic, super-friendly and wildly popular, albeit pro-life conservative republican Dutchess County executive, will most likely re-challenge Cuomo next time around. Stone me to death, folks, but these days I would rather have a little less righteousness, and more looking at the bigger picture...



















































































radius777

(3,702 posts)
14. Cuomo is a strong leader and a good governor
Sun Feb 21, 2021, 03:30 AM
Feb 2021

who did the best he good in a terrible situation, with a Trump admin that was intentionally trying to sabotage Cuomo and other Dem governors. NY is in relatively good shape compared to many if not most states, and that is how voters will judge him, on the overall picture.

AOC and de Blasio's piling on Cuomo only help him IMO as they are viewed much more negatively statewide than he is.

Progressives have always disliked Cuomo but his style of Dem is far more in tune with what NYS really is - a liberal but very tough place that does not care for politicians who cry about 'bullying' or other such nonsense - just that they work hard and get the job done.

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