Nursing Home Victim's Families Clap Back After DA Folds On Andrew Cuomo Case
It's almost impossible to believe that former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will not be made to face his two largest accusations. Last week, Manhatten's DA announced that they would not go after Cuomo on the accusations of sexual assault and harassment. The news came as somewhat of a shock since the DA announced that there was plenty of evidence against the former Governor.
Perhaps the biggest blow to the public came later in the week when the DA's office announced that they were not going to pursue criminal charges against Cuomo in regards to the COVID-19 deaths of using home residents:
"What I would say to the new D.A. is start out with why was the strategy of the Cuomo administration to send positive patients to nursing homes as the only strategy rather than the absolute last?" Peter Arbeeny told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday. He also asked why families of those who died were not interviewed as part of the investigation.
The Manhattan district attorney's office is closing its investigation into former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's handling of nursing home COVID-19 deaths without bringing charges against Cuomo, according to the former governor's attorney.
"I was contacted today by the head of the Elder Care Unit from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office who informed me they have closed its investigation involving the Executive Chamber and nursing homes," Elkan Abramowitz, a former federal prosecutor who had been hired to represent Cuomo, said Monday. "I was told that after a thorough investigation — as we have said all along — there was no evidence to suggest that any laws were broken."
Fox's senior meteorologist Janice Dean believes that Cuomo's sudden exoneration was part of a deal he made to resign:
"I think this was planned in advance. He was going to be impeached. And I think lawmakers got together and said listen if you step down now, we will drop the charges and you could run again. I believe this was all planned out."
After the DA's office announced that they would not pursue any charges against Cuomo, the judge had no choice but to drop the cases.