Rumble In The Bronx: De Blasio Wants Cuomo Investigated For Alleged Nursing Home Cover-Up


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation into an alleged cover-up by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration over how many patients died in nursing homes early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s very troubling. We’ve got to know more. We now need a full accounting of what happened,” de Blasio said during a radio interview on Friday.

“Think about seniors, who their lives were in the balance and their families, you know, just desperate to get them the help they needed,” de Blasio continued. “We need to know exactly what happened here. We need to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.”

The mayor’s comments come after a New York Post report revealed that Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa admitted to state Democrats that the administration “froze” when the Justice Department started asking questions about its handling of the nursing home situation.

“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 said.

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