White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki repeatedly refused to state during an interview on Sunday whether President Joe Biden still considers New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) to be the “gold standard” for governors when it comes to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“So, now we’ve seen that Governor Cuomo has allegedly undercounted nursing home deaths, misled legislators in New York, and he called New York assemblyman in Ron Kim, raising questions, you know, basically threatening to destroy him, I think was his actual words,” ABC News host Jonathan Karl said. “So does President Biden still consider Andrew Cuomo the gold standard when it comes to leadership on the pandemic?”
“Well, Jon, we work with Governor Cuomo, just like we work with governors across the country,” Psaki responded. “He’s also chair of the NGA. So he’s plays an important role in ensuring that we’re coordinating closely and getting assistance out to people of his state and to states across