Since final spring, CNN’s Prime Time host Chris Cuomo has been pushing unfounded conspiracy theories that Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was making an attempt to cover-up and manipulate coronavirus numbers within the Sunshine State. However in a bombshell report from the New York State Lawyer Common Letitia James Thursday, it turned out that it was Chris’s brother, Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose administration was manipulating the information.
In line with James’s investigation, the New York Well being Division was undercounting nursing dwelling deaths by upwards of fifty p.c. Nursing dwelling deaths have been a sensitive topic for the Governor as a result of he refuses to be held accountable for his order to have aged COVID sufferers positioned in long-term care amenities.
“For a lot of the previous 12 months, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has tried to brush away a persistent criticism that undermined his nationwide picture as the person who led New York by means of the pandemic: that his insurance policies had allowed hundreds of nursing dwelling residents to die of the virus,” wrote The New York Instances.
Chris had executed his half to attempt to wash the blood from his brother’s fingers.
Over the summer season, throughout certainly one of their many ethically-questionable interviews, Chris callously brushed over the subject of nursing houses in New York:
CHRIS CUOMO: Nursing houses, folks died there. They did not need to, it was mismanaged and the operators have been given immunity. What do you must say about that?
ANDREW CUOMO: A number of statements that aren’t right, however that is okay, it is your present, you say no matter you need to say.
After their dialog wrapped up, Chris admitted that he couldn’t act as a correct journalist when it got here to protecting household, even touting his brother’s job as governor. “Uncommon instances, proper? He is my huge brother, I really like him, after all, I am not goal, however let’s name it straight. Take a look at the state. Take a look at the numbers. Take a look at New Jersey. Take a look at Connecticut. Look how they got here collectively. Yeah, he is my brother. There is not any query, I can cry about it in a second,” he stated.
He added: “However the outcomes are there for all to see. Was it good? No. You inform me what’s. However have a look at the state our nation’s in. And for those who do not assume that is going to be mirrored in what occurs in November, then you have not been paying consideration.”
And we’d be remiss if we disregarded how Chris turned certainly one of their interviews right into a Cuomo comedy present, pulling out giant cotton swaps to mock the dimensions of his brother’s nostril after he took a COVID take a look at (pictured above).
Wanting just a little bit additional again, we noticed how Chris was actively smearing Florida and DeSantis as Andrew packed COVID into nursing houses (pictured above). “All proper. Look, I do know there are numbers at you, flying all over. And I do know it is arduous to belief them. And I’ll offer you a brand new motive to be distrustful of the numbers,” he stated from his basement quarantine, on the time. “Florida.”
“They’re hiding the dying numbers. They’re hiding the dying numbers,” he later exclaimed to CNN Tonight host Don Lemon. And all through the remainder of 2020, Chris would harken again to his Florida-bashing conspiracy theories and preach about how authorities officers don’t cover knowledge for “good motive.”
Why’s your brother hiding nursing dwelling deaths, Chris?