Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) on Friday spoke out in favor of condemning New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for the way he is dealing with nursing home patients amid the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic defended.
Tenney attacks Cuomo
Tenney told Fox News that there is no “bigger pay-to-play politician” in New York's capital than Cuomo, and that it is good to finally put him under scrutiny.
"This is Vintage Cuomo," she said. “It always sounds like that. He bullies. He points with his fingers. He blames other people. He's incredibly blaming other people, being political, and committed to pay-to-play when he accused MP Ron Kim. There is no higher pay-to-play politician in Albany than Governor Andrew Cuomo. "
"He's been around for a long time," added Tenney. “I was elected to the State Assembly in 2010 – the same time he was elected governor. It was abuse of power as to whether we looked at the startup New York that became his – one of his best friends, whom he called his third brother (Joseph) Percoco, went to jail. There were problems with the Buffalo Billion. There are all these different problems. "
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"And then we lead to the nursing home scandal," Tenney continued. “Indeed, I was very active in March of this year, and I sent a request and letter to the Justice Department to Attorney General Barr asking the Inspector General to look into it in April. And I renewed that appeal in this letter and – on May 6th – saying we have to come back to it because I could see that the Cuomo administration was giving some kind of obstruction and cover-up. "
“Fortunately, it was only revealed on a Zoom call. So, the governor, that's – that's how Andrew Cuomo works. He's been doing this for 11 years, ”she concluded. “The reason no one really knows about it is because the media in Albany largely supported it. You didn't criticize him. He has not yet received the exam. "
Read on: Alec Baldwin: If Governor Cuomo threatened Democrats over the care scandal, he should resign.
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This piece was written by James Samson on February 21, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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