On Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo dismissed as a "lie" any accusation that his administration hid the correct numbers of COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes. (Feb. 19)
ANDREW CUOMO: We provided the Department of Justice with truthful information in our response. It is a lie to say any numbers were inaccurate. That is a lie. Total deaths were always reported to nursing homes and hospitals.
New York state legislators requested information. Yes, they did. We said we would pause the state legislature's request because we gave DOJ precedence.
I don't really care what people say about me. I get politics. I agreed to this nasty business because I believe I can do good things. But I'm not going to let you do nasty and cruel things to New Yorkers. That goes against my oath and that goes against who I am.
I'm not going to let you lie to them. It's cruel to lie to a person who's looking for closure on the death of a loved one.