DOJ Drops Nursing Home Investigation
The Department of Justice has decided to drop their investigation into whether the civil rights of residents in New York’s government-run nursing homes were violated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his decision to demand nursing homes admit COVID-19 positive patients.
Governor Cuomo is still under investigation by the FBI and the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s office for the cover up of the total number of residents killed by the virus in nursing homes.
“New Yorkers deserve answers and accountability. I was the first member of Congress to call for an investigation into Governor Cuomo’s corrupt criminal coverup and I will continue to fight for the families who lost loved ones because of the cruelty and corruption of our Governor,” Congresswoman Elise Stefanik said.
The decision to drop the investigation by the Biden Administration while the FBI, and U.S. Attorney’s office continue their probe is a clear favor to Cuomo who has been an ally of Biden since day 1. It is unfortunate President Biden’s DOJ was willing to trade the lives of thousands of New Yorkers to protect the Governor who sent countless individuals to their deaths then lied –and profited — about it.
The motives are clearly political. We have all seen first-hand the carnage caused by the Governors order and the admission by his own staff of their subsequent cover up and abuse of power. Justice for the victims and their families are now in the hands of the FBI and Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s office as well as the Legislature.
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House Passes Spending Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a spending bill which notably funds the Green New Deal, provides money to communist China, tramples on the 2ND Amendment, and has no Hyde Amendment protections.
The Democratic-led House’s bill would eliminate a 45-year-old stipulation that prohibits taxpayer money from funding abortions. The bill passed with a 219-208 vote.
Fortunately, the bill is unlikely to pass the Senate with at least one Democrat, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, voicing her intentions to vote no when the bill comes to a vote on the Senate floor.
All eight Conservative Party endorsed members of the New York delegation voted no on the bill.
Universal Absentee Lawsuit
The State Supreme Court in Niagara County will hear our arguments on August 26th for a summary judgement to strike a statue that made universal absentee ballots available for this year’s elections. While they are hearing our arguments, they will hear arguments by the defendants, which include the Governor and State Legislature who wish to have our lawsuit dismisses.
The complaint seeks to overturn an unconstitutional action by the State Legislature S.8015-D/A.10833 signed into law by Governor Cuomo on August 20th, 2020 and now Chapter 139 of the laws of 2020. This Chapter amends Election Law Section 8-400 in clear violation of Article II, Section 2 of the State Constitution. This section establishes specific circumstances in which a registered voter can obtain an absentee ballot.
The Conservative Party maintains that this Chapter makes a permanent change in the State Constitution and as such requires approval of the electorate by placing such amendment on the November ballot. The Legislature and Governor by adopting said piece of legislation have circumvented that process.
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