For Immediate Release February 12, 2021 Contact: Shaun Marie 518-356-7882 www.cpnys.org @cpnys
Statement by New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar on Growing Cuomo Nursing Home Death Scandal
“Andrew Cuomo has been caught in a lie of dastardly dimension.”
Brooklyn, NY – “Governor Cuomo’s cover up of nursing home deaths was a concerted scheme orchestrated at the very top level of his administration, Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa has now confirmed, and the governor’s blatant deceit is now laid bare for all to see.
“We have said before that an honorable governor would resign his position over a revelation of this magnitude, and we reiterate it now. How this governor can continue holding his position after such scandalous behavior has been revealed is beyond the comprehension of anyone of good will. Andrew Cuomo has been caught in a lie of dastardly dimension.
“It’s crystal clear that Governor Cuomo and his highest appointed official, Secretary DeRosa, along with New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, among others, formed a clique within state government dedicated to burying the awful truth about preventable nursing home deaths. The pain they have caused families of the deceased, and the disgrace they have brought upon the State of New York through their scheme, is indefensible.
“What’s more indefensible, still, is Governor Cuomo’s refusal to hold himself accountable for his actions. Like we said, an honorable governor would resign.”