Gov. Andrew Cuomo willfully ordered New York nursing homes to take in COVID-19 positive residents and now is deflecting amid a report officials underreported nursing home coronavirus deaths, according to Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.
"I don't look at this story being about data, statistics, numbers: This is a cover-up," Zeldin told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo. "And it's a cover-up of a policy that ended up resulting in that grandmother, grandfather losing their lives."
Zeldin's comments come after the revelations of New York's Democrat attorney general issued a report saying New York's nursing home deaths are 50% greater than reported.
"Now the families want even more; they want to know who ordered, who was involved in this originally and also who was involved in covering up the numbers as the timeline moved forward in the weeks and months that followed," Zeldin told Bartiromo. "And they want not just more information and transparency, they also want accountability.
"I mean, this is criminal what happened."
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