For Immediate Release April 28. 2021 Contact: Shaun Marie 518-356-7882 www.cpnys.org @cpnys
Statement by New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar
Brooklyn, NY — “Andrew Cuomo looks crooked to the core in his multi-million-dollar Covid-19 book scheme. It is impossible to believe that proceeds from the book — reported to be in the range of $4 million — had no bearing on his administration’s hiding of the Covid nursing home death data during the weeks in which his book advance was being negotiated with a publisher.
“Today’s startling New York Times exposé, revealing that top Cuomo staff members and Department of Health employees conspired to conceal accurate death data for a period of five months, leaves little doubt that something cynical, well beyond politics, was afoot.
“Governor Cuomo was given a lucrative book contract because of his carefully constructed image as a leader in the early days of the pandemic. Had the real numbers been released, that image would have been shattered. Denials from his administration that the book had no relevance simply don’t pass the smell test.
“By following the money, the truth is revealing itself.”