A New York state legislator said state Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened to destroy him last week, according to a report.
Assemblyman Ron Kim of Queens said the incident took place Thursday night during a heated phone call — a call that followed the disclosure that the Cuomo administration had hidden from lawmakers the full scope of the state’s massive death toll of nursing home residents who died from COVID-19.
“At first, there was a silence on the phone,” Kim said, according to the New York Post. “Then the governor says, ‘Mr. Kim, are you an honorable man?’”
Kim said Cuomo asked him to draft a statement “to say that Melissa DeRosa said there was a federal investigation and they had to deal with that first.”
DeRosa, who is secretary to the governor, had told Democratic legislators the day before that the Cuomo administration hid the numbers for fear of a