Andrew Harnik / APDemocratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York speaks at a campaign stop for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at La Poste on Jan. 26, 2020, in Perry, Iowa. (Andrew Harnik / AP)
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for a “full investigation” on Friday of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ocasio-Cortez’s statement follows moves by the Democratic leaders of the state Senate to strip Cuomo of his emergency powers after a top Cuomo aide told state lawmakers that the governor withheld nursing home resident death figures from the virus out of fear of federal prosecutors.
“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,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement Friday.
“Thousands of vulnerable