Rep.-Elect Claudia Tenney (R-NY) has called on her state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo (D), to resign from office over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tenney took issue with Cuomo’s policy during the first months of the pandemic of putting COVID-19 positive patients back into the nursing homes, where they then infected other residents.
“Gov. Cuomo should be held accountable,” Tenney said on Fox News on Friday night. “I called for his resignation as the governor. Because this is a clear violation of the law and could potentially be a criminal act.”
“It isn’t the first time I’ve called for Gov. Cuomo’s resignation,” Tenney continued. “I think the governor has to pay the price for this. I think we need a new governor.”
New York’s initial outbreak led to thousands of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes because of Cuomo’s policy and was the worst outbreak in the country at the time.
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