Former South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy has a suggestion for Joe Biden: if he wants to promote “unity” in the United States, he should start with New York.
“Biden says he wants to unify the country and be the president for everyone. How about just start with people who died in nursing homes and their families in New York?” Gowdy told Fox News’ Special Report in an interview on February 12.
Cuomo Killed People
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a directive at the start of the pandemic that ordered the transfer of COVID-infected patients into nursing homes, where the group of people most susceptible to the virus were supposed to be kept safe.
The data originally released by the Cuomo administration ended up being fake, as new information shows that the governor’s directive took the lives of significantly more elderly New York residents than previously reported. A senior aide to Cuomo released a report showing that the governor and his team held back coronavirus death data out of fear that it would be used against them by the Department of Justice.
USA Today reported that the “true death toll of New York nursing home residents is around 13,000 people, as opposed to the state’s 8,677 figure.”
In the interview, Trey Gowdy stated that if Biden truly wants to take on the “big task” of uniting all Americans, he needs to start by reaching out to the most vulnerable people. He needs to get justice for elderly victims of Governor Cuomo’s failed policies.
“Just start with the people who died in nursing homes in New York, Mr. President,” Gowdy said.
Mollie Hemingway, a Fox News contributor, jumped in to point out that Cuomo’s “very bad policy decisions” surrounding COVID were celebrated by the mainstream media.
“This is really scandalous behavior, and it’s worth remembering that the media did praise him, giving him awards and putting him out there as one of the best governors for handling this. They should’ve been more critical as were many people in conservative media,” Hemingway said.
Unfortunately, its very unlikely that Cuomo will face any real punishment for his actions, because he’s a Democrat. While Republicans will take action when one of their own does something illegal or immoral, such as in the case of former Iowa Representative Steve King, Democrats usually just ignore these things from their side of the aisle, sweeping them under the rug or outright defending them.