Today, I wrote a piece for the Daily Wire titled “Timeline: Andrew Cuomo’s Scandalous COVID-19 Response,” which laid out the full timeline of the New York governor’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. I have since re-read it several times, struggling to understand why Cuomo is not the American political villain of the year, perhaps even the decade. Yet, despite the evidence, hardly anyone seems to care.
In early March, before COVID-19 took hold of New York and New York City, Cuomo was downplaying the threat, saying “Everybody is doing exactly what we need to do,” and “We have been ahead of this since Day 1.” Flash forward almost twelve months, and Cuomo and his administration are being investigated by the FBI and federal prosecutors.
Not just because Cuomo’s administration imposed policies — specifically, a March 25 mandate which forced COVID-19 patients into nursing home facilities — which killed 14% of New York’s “pre-pandemic nursing home population.”