Merrick Garland to be grilled on Cuomo nursing home scandal at AG hearing

Merrick Garland to be grilled on Cuomo nursing home scandal at AG hearing


Senate Republicans plan to grill President Biden’s nominee for attorney general, Judge Merrick Garland, on whether he’ll probe Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s alleged cover-up of New York nursing home deaths during confirmation hearings next week.

Cuomo has denied there was any criminal cover-up.

“When Judge Garland testifies before this Committee, we expect him to commit the Department of Justice to fully investigating this cover-up to determine whether any criminal laws were violated and to prosecute any violations,” a group of nine Republicans led by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said in a letter this week.

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“We will also ask him whether he has the resources he needs to fully pursue an investigation, not only into the deaths that occurred in New York but the deaths that occurred in other states that adopted similar directives leading to the admission of COVID-19 infected persons into elder care facilities,” the senators continued.

The GOP senators were referring to a March 25, 2020, Cuomo administration

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