NY Dem Lawmaker Alleges Cuomo Threatened His Career If He Did Not ‘Cover Up’ Nursing Home Scandal

NY Dem Lawmaker Alleges Cuomo Threatened His Career If He Did Not ‘Cover Up’ Nursing Home Scandal


Progressive Democratic New York Assemblyman Ron Kim claimed to CNN Wednesday that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened his career if he did not help “cover up” allegations that Cuomo’s staff deliberately “concealed the full extent of nursing home-related deaths during the Covid pandemic.”

Kim says he “bathing his children at home” when Cuomo called him on his cell phone and threatened “political retribution.”

“Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience,” Kim told the network. Cuomo then allegedly told the assemblyman that “we’re in this business together and we don’t cross certain lines and he said I hadn’t seen his wrath and that he can destroy me.”

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Melissa DeRosa is the legislative aide that “told state lawmakers in a private virtual meeting that the state had

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