For Immediate Release June 11, 2020 Contact: Shaun Marie 518-356-7882 www.cpnys.org @Twitter
Conservative Party Formally Requests AG Barr to Investigate NY Nursing Home Crisis Delivers Signatures with Request
Brooklyn, NY – Conservative Party Chairman, Gerard Kassar, sent the following letter to Attorney General William Barr today asking for an independent investigation into why New York State has suffered over 6000 nursing home deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The letter notes that “The Governor, under pressure from families, the media, elected officials, and political leadership, acknowledged the problem by calling for the NYS Department of Health and the State Attorney General to investigate. The Conservative Party takes exception with the State investigating itself. We firmly believe that both the NYS Attorney General and the Commissioner of Health are political functionaries lacking the ability to act independently particularly when the Governor’s actions are a likely target of any investigation.”
The Conservative Party was an early proponent of an independent federal investigation, launching an on-line petition that almost 2000 people signed and a social media campaign that received over 35,000 interactions supporting a federal investigation into this horrific crisis in our nursing homes.
A copy of the petition is here. The letter to Attorney General William Barr is below along with the Commissioner’s Memo. AG Barr Letter
. March 25, 2020 Nursing Home Directive