GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz blasted the media for portraying Gov. Andrew Cuomo as an “oracle” in his coronavirus response — after it emerged that his top aide admitted that the administration covered up the number of nursing home deaths.
“The media is absolutely culpable in advancing this mythology of Cuomo that is belied by the facts, and the facts keep getting uglier and uglier, both for the governor of New York and the media,” Gaetz told Fox News‘ Jeanine Pirro on Saturday.
Gaetz said at the same time the media fawned over Cuomo at his daily nationally televised briefings as the “great oracle of response to the coronavirus, they were conducting the flu d’etat against our president, acting as though everything he was doing was causing this virus to be more deadly.”
The Florida Republican said former President Donald Trump put the country on the “path to the fastest, safest vaccine development the world has ever known.”