When it pulled into Pier 90 in Manhattan, a crowd of people gathered and cheered. It was a feat to celebrate — in less than 15 days, the Navy got two hospital ships up and running to help with a hospital bed shortage.
However, the ship — even after it began taking COVID-19 patients in early April, remained largely unused — while nursing homes accepted COVID-19 positive residents under New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s order.
Now, Cuomo is facing questions into his coronavirus response, including why the ship remained empty as his nursing home order remained in effect.
“Everyone is forgetting that the U.S. Navy sent the USS Comfort to New York (at Trump’s direction), and instead of using it, @NYGovCuomo sent the elderly into nursing homes to their deaths. The Comfort left New York empty and unutilized,” Newsmax host John Cardillo tweeted.
Everyone is forgetting that the U.S. Navy