“We gave precedence to the DOJ. We told the assembly that, we told the Senate that and that’s what we did. We were also in the midst of managing a pandemic,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference on Monday.
But New York Democratic lawmakers don’t believe Cuomo. State Senator Jessica Ramos, denied that Cuomo’s office ever informed them of its decision, “Trash. No one believes you,” she wrote on Twitter.
“At no point did the Administration notify the legislature about a DOJ investigation,” Ramos added. “People died and Cuomo lied then he had the gall to write a book.”
At no point did the Administration notify the legislature about a DOJ investigation. People died and Cuomo lied then he had the gall to write a book. https://t.co/fBtuDPRaW8
— Jessica Ramos (@jessicaramos) February 15, 2021
Other state Democratic Senators like Alessandra Biaggi and Gustavo Rivera, rejected Cuomo’s statements, saying that the first time they learned about the DOJ’s investigation into New York nursing home deaths was from the recent media reports.
To NY’ers watching Cuomo’s press conference — it is riddled with lies, theatre, & deflection.
— Alessandra Biaggi (@Biaggi4NY) February 15, 2021
Outside of what I read in the paper?
Ahem, let me clear my throat here, ahem:
IT. DOES. NOT. https://t.co/zuKwW0lPMz
— Gustavo Rivera (@NYSenatorRivera) February 15, 2021