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Cuomo should apologize for COVID nursing home 'illegal' cover-up, ex-NY Gov. Pataki says
Pataki: Cuomo’s handling of coronavirus in nursing homes needs apology, investigation
Former New York Gov. George Pataki provides his insight into how Gov. Andrew Cuomo handled the coronavirus pandemic.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki believes Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus in nursing homes requires an apology and investigation.
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“Certainly an apology is in order and an investigation is in order to find out exactly what happened and how they engaged in this, I believe, illegal cover-up,” Pataki said on FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria.”
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He pointed to a leaked transcript of a call published by the New York Post last week in which a top Cuomo aide seemingly admitted his office withheld data out of a concern that it could be used in a federal investigation.
“[Cuomo’s] chief of staff apologized to Democratic politicians for inconveniencing them by covering up the number of nursing home deaths,” Pataki said. “They acknowledged the cover-up, but they've never apologized to the people who lost their loved ones or the people of New York who wanted to find out what was going on.”